Natural metabolites for parasitic weed management.

  title={Natural metabolites for parasitic weed management.},
  author={Maurizio Vurro and Angela Boari and Antonio Evidente and Anna Andolfi and Nadjia Zermane},
  journal={Pest management science},
  volume={65 5},
Compounds of natural origin, such as phytotoxins produced by fungi or natural amino acids, could be used in parasitic weed management strategies by interfering with the early growth stages of the parasites. These metabolites could inhibit seed germination or germ tube elongation, so preventing attachment to the host plant, or, conversely, stimulate seed… CONTINUE READING