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Caption Women farmers in Kenya plant corn with a fresh batch of the mixture that kills Striga, or witchweed. (Photo by Sonya Iverson).
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Caption Field of maize planted with the mixture that kills Striga, or witchweed. (Photo by Sonya Iverson).
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Caption The Striga project began when David Sands, seated at left, and his brother, John, seated at right, were looking for a way to fight malnutrition in Kenya. Standing at left behind them is Kenyan plant pathologist Sila Nzioka, who came to MSU to learn the technique David Sands developed. Standing at right is Ben Kanyenji, senior agronomist/sorghum breeder for the Kenya Agriculture Research Institute. (Photo courtesy of David Sands).
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Caption Striga, also known as witchweed, kills corn, millet and sorghum, often before the crops even break the surface of the ground.
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