• A special Earth Day report from Nepal
  • 2016 WIT Winners:Jeanie Borlaug, Ron DePauw, Irum Aziz (Pakistan), Elfinesh Shikur Gebremariam (Ethiopia), Amy Watson (New Zealand). The other 2 WIT winners, Mitaly Bansal (India) and Mercy Wamalwa (Kenya) not pictured
  • The next phase of the BGRI

The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative:

  • reduces the world’s vulnerability to stem, yellow, and leaf rusts of wheat;
  • facilitates the evolution of sustainable international partnerships to contain the threat of wheat rusts, and
  • enhances world productivity to withstand future threats to wheat.

Rust in the News

  • A contagious disease is destroying wheat fields in Bangladesh, and scientists are afraid of it spreading
    Quartz - India · 4 May 2016
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  • Experts anticipate stripe rust epidemic
    The Spokesman Review · 30 Apr 2016
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  • New gene-detecting technology brings new, resilient superwheat closer
    Ag Professional · 26 Apr 2016
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  • Lancaster University and CIMMYT discover plant enzymes that can boost wheat yields
    · 3 Feb 2016
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  • Farmers preferring disease-prone wheat variety in Haryana, Punjab
    Hindustan Times · 3 Dec 2015
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BGRI Blog

  • A Woman for Wheat
    Linda McCandless · 3 May 2016

    "A ship is safe in the harbor but that’s not what ships are for” is Maricelis Acevedo’s favorite mantra. The newly appointed associate director for science for Cornell University’s Delivering...+ More


  • On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease
    CIMMYT · 25 Apr 2016

    Devastating fungal wheat rusts have perplexed farmers since ancient times. For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25......+ More