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PBI-Cobbitty: A cereal rust 'mecca' on tour

COBBITTY, NSW: Wheat rust experts from around the world consider the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), in 

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20 Oct 2015


CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award

EL BATAN, Mexico, October 7 (CIMMYT) - Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming practices introduced by scientists, said a top wheat breeder during a speech at the country’s ...

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Julie Mollins, CIMMYT · 12 Oct 2015


Meet the BGRI 2015 Poster Winners

Judged by an expert panel to be the best of the best, the BGRI offers its congratulations to the 2015 BGRI Poster Award winners.

 

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John Bakum · 2 Oct 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


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


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


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