My broad research interests include plant development and physiology, plant hormones and growth regulators, parasitic weeds and cereal production. My research areas include the development and characterization of new carotenoid-derived signaling molecules and biostimulants that can be used to enhance crop performance worldwide. Moreover, my research focuses in developing technologies to combat the spread of parasitic weeds particularly Striga hermonthica (or witchweed) that infests cereals in African agriculture. Several hormone-based novel chemistries have been developed which have appeared extremely effective against this parasite as 'suicidal agents.
Research Interests Keywords
Plant physiology, Agronomy, Weed biology and Ecology, Plant signaling and parasite-interactions, Phytohormoes and Biostimulants