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Witchweed Resistance in Sorghum and Millet in the Yemen Arab Republic. D. M. Stewart, Former Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721. C. E. Harris, Supervisor, Biological Technician, U.S. Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs, APHIS, Whiteville Methods Development Center, Whiteville, NC 28472. Plant Dis. 67:614-615. Accepted for publication 13 October 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1983. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-614.

Three cultivars of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and one pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum) from the Yemen Arab Republic were tested for resistance to the root parasite Striga asiatica. Red sorghum cultivar Bahry, resistant to S. hermonthica, was also resistant to S. asiatica. The pearl millet cultivar Faishi, resistant to S. hermonthica, was also highly resistant to S. asiatica. These sources of resistance to Striga spp. have significance in agricultural programs in many countries.