Composting to beat striga

By Access Agriculture on 13 Apr 2018 | read

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Compost is more powerful than manure. What is less known is that the micro-organisms in compost attack striga seeds in the soil. Compost also decreases the amount of striga that will sprout, and reduces its negative effect on cereal crops. Let us look at how farmers in northeast Mali make compost as one of the strategies of integrated striga and soil fertility management.