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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


Wheat industry in Pakistan at a glance

At a cursory glance, for the last many decades, Agriculture has remained the mainstay in Pakistan’s economy.  Quite steadily, it has been contributing around 21% in the country’s GDP (Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Statistics June 2014).  Wheat is the major staple crop of Pakistan and it ...

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Kaleem Ahmed · 24 Mar 2015


ICARDA Honored with Mendel Prize for Safely Duplicating Syria Genebank

ICARDA was honored on March 19, 2015, in Berlin with the prestigious Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize for successfully securing its globally important collection of crop genetic resources in Tel Hadya, Syria, despite the challenging conditions of civil war.

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Linda McCandless with Rajita Majumdar · 20 Mar 2015


Strengthening wheat in South Asia

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Scientists from South Asia are gathering in Kathmandu to participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management. The 2015 SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) Surveillance Training Workshop will foster regional collaboration and ...

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Linda McCandless · 15 Mar 2015


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