University of Greenwich

UOG

University of Greenwich

The Natural Resources Institute (UoG) is jointly responsible for finding agroecological ways to raise soil levels of microbiome-derived volatile organic compounds (mVOCs) that kill or inhibit germination of Striga seeds. Applications could include organic amendments (with or without elemental sulphur), plant derivatives or companion crops (or combinations of them) and these need to be tested on their efficacy in terms of Striga control, but also on their effects on crop performance and on feasibility for smallholder farmers. From NRI the following people are involved:

Jonne Rodenburg – Principle Investigator

Jonne is Professor of Agronomy at NRI and leader of PROMISE WP1