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2017, vol. 32, iss. 2, pp. 95-103
Field dodder life cycle and interaction with host plants
aInstitute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade
bUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture
Development of integrated management of harmful organisms in plant production in order to overcome resistance and to improve food quality and safety (MESTD - 46008)

Keywords: Field dodder; Cuscuta; Life cycle; Host plants
Field dodder is a parasitic plant that attaches to stems and leaves of broadleaf plants, including weeds, field crops, vegetables and ornamentals, across most agricultural regions of the world. Effective field dodder control is extremely difficult to achieve due to the nature of attachment and close association between the host and the parasite, which require a highly effective and selective herbicide to destroy the parasite without damaging its host. To establish a strategy for controlling parasite growth and restricting the spread of field dodder in crop fields, it is important to learn more about this weed, its life cycle and development.
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article language: English
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.2298/PIF1702095S
published in SCIndeks: 05/10/2017
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