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Kenya wheat team wins prestigious 2015 Gene Stewardship Award

Sydney, Australia: Three Kenyans were awarded the 2015 BGRI Gene Stewardship Award and received the coveted “Norman Borlaug” statue for their work in wheat during the 2015 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) ...

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Linda McCandless · 18 Sep 2015


2015 WIT early career awards recognize four young women in wheat

Sydney, Australia —  Four young women wheat scientists received the 2015 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Early Career awards today — Philomin Juliana, Shideh Mojerlou, Kerri Neugebauer, and Kathryn Turner. ...

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Linda McCandless · 18 Sep 2015


Mike Pumphrey receives 2015 BGRI Mentor Award

Sydney, Australia — Michael ‘Mike’ Pumphrey, associate professor of wheat breeding and genetics at Washington State University (WSU), was awarded the 2015 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Mentor Award during ...

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Linda McCandless · 18 Sep 2015


Scientists to detail progress and challenges regarding global wheat threats at meetings in Australia

Sydney, Australia — The world's top wheat experts will gather in Sydney later this month to report progress on replacing rust susceptible varieties of wheat even as they report the unsettling incidence of new ...

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Linda McCandless with Julie Mollins · 3 Sep 2015


Kingbird released in Ethiopia to address new stem rust threat

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Farmers in Ethiopia are banking on Kingbird, the latest variety of wheat to be released by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR). Kingbird is resistant to Ug99, the devastating race of stem ...

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Linda McCandless · 25 Aug 2015


How Kingbird moved across East Africa

East Africa: The 2015 release of Kingbird in Ethiopia illustrates the complex pipeline that has evolved under the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) for the development and release of new wheat varieties.

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Linda McCandless · 25 Aug 2015


CIMMYT announces 2015 Kenya rust course

Njoro, Kenya: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)  and Cornell University under the DRRW (Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project) are pleased to announce the 2015 course ...

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Sridhar Bhavani · 21 Aug 2015


Zak Pretorius: A pathologist looks at rust

The host/pathogen interaction has fascinated Zak “Zakkie” Pretorius, one of the BGRI's most respected pathologists, since he started his career in 1978.

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Linda McCandless · 22 Jul 2015


Increased risks of disease epidemics on cereal crops addressed in Denmark, July 5-8

Helsingør, Denmark: Scientists from all over the world met July 5-8, 2015, in Helsingør, Denmark, to discuss challenges and solutions in fighting spreading disease epidemics on cereal crops that may ...

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8 Jul 2015


New wheat and barley lab website

Check out the video and meet our wheat and barley research team:

https://youtu.be/uMh2EjLNvSs

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10 Jun 2015


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