A good example is witchweed (Striga
spp), which attacks crops of the Poaceae family.
The farmers also use Imazapyr Resistant (IR) maize to control the occurrence of Striga
hermonthica (Del.) Benth, a weed that attacks cereal crops mainly maize, rice and sorghum.
Lo stesso termine maschera, derivato da inaska e presente nell'editto di Rotari con significato uguale a quello del latino striga
(18), significa all'origine un essere infernale, una Strega, o un'anima di morto (19).
Context:Rice is one of the most important crops worldwide and plays a pivotal role in the national economies of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) yet yields are constrained by species of obligate root parasitic weeds called Striga
that cause yield losses of 20-100%.
The Russian team consisting of Lala Kramarenko, Daria Trubnikova and Anastasia Sergeeva won the gold medal scoring 100,900 points, and Anna Kamenshchikova and Yana Striga
representing Belarus ranked the second with a score of 93,300 points.
(1) The modern English term 'witch' is used here for the sake of clarity to render the Greek and Latin terms [phrase omitted], and maga, malefica, saga, strix, striga
, and venefica.
Kamara et al., "Level and extent of Striga
infestation of maize and cowpea crops in Bauchi and Kano States, Nigeria," Biophysical Baseline Survey, International Instititute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2013.
Cassia angustifolia can grow in low rainfall areas , and Striga
hermonthica, or Striga
lutea as known in Sudan and many other African countries, is a very harmful plant that has deleterious effects on corn, sorghum, and sugarcane crops .
Cowpea production in Ghana is constrained by the parasitic weed, Striga
gesnerioides (Willd.) Vatke, which attaches to the roots of the host plants and diverts assimilates and photosynthate from roots and hence causes reduction of the total biomass and yield [9,10].
The genus Striga
(Orobanchaceae) is one of the most agriculturally important pests.
 reported that isolate ISO20 (Gluconacetoacter spp.) had the potential to inhibit Striga
germination and radical elongation.
Other benefits to the plant offered by the mycorrhiza include enhancement of the plant's water uptake that increases drought tolerance [18, 19], increasing the plant's resistance against some soil borne pathogens [20, 21] and against weed species such as striga