Defending breadbaskets of South Asia against rust
More than 20 wheat scientists from five South Asian countries gathered in Kathmandu from February 25 to March 6 to participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management.
Linda McCandless · 24 May 2013
Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research: Follow-up Questions and Answers
Phil Pardey and Jason Beddow, co-authors of a study, Right-Sizing Stem-Rust Research, recently featured in Science, contributed the following Q&A's for the BGRI blog, expanding on their paper's conclusions that maintaining funding of stem rust research is crucial.
John Bakum · 13 May 2013
Cereal rust expert wins Siehl Prize in Agriculture
Yue Jin, adjunct associate professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of Minnesota, and an expert in biology and population genetics of cereal rust fungi at the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, is a 2013 recipient of the Siehl Prize in Agriculture. Yue Jin will receive the ...
John Bakum · 9 May 2013
Ug99-resistant variety to be released in Sudan
The sister of a widely grown variety in Ethiopia is ready for distribution to farmers in Sudan. The variety, known as Danphe will be released in Sudan as Zakia.
John Bakum · 4 Apr 2013
2012 Women in Triticum Mentor Winner: Francis Ogbonnaya
WIT Mentor award winner, Francis Ogbonnaya, will use prize money to fund education for women in Nigeria.
John Bakum · 31 Aug 2012
Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site launched
Scientists battling the spread of new virulent wheat rust races now have a new tool at their disposal. CIMMYT and partners on the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) project have just launched a new Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site - RustTracker.org.
John Bakum · 27 Jul 2012
Guest Author: Mahmoud Solh, Update from ICARDA
Update from Syria that also appears on the ICARDA website
Since our last update of 13 May 2012, there have been new developments at ICARDA. These are ...
John Bakum · 13 Jul 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 7 - Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
The SAARC course officially ended on 10 March 2012, but the communications crew traveled on to Ludhiana and the Punjab, for 10-12 March, to gather more footage from the heartland of wheat production in India. There we visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) where Dr. Bansz, director of the ...
Linda McCandless · 13 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 6 - DWR, Shimla
The SAARC team traveled by bus up winding sets of switchbacks overlooking deep vistas to our last stop, the DWR Regional Station, Flowerdale, in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), at 7200', for 6-9 March.Established in1921 by Dr. Mehta from England, the station maintains cultures of 126 different rust ...
Linda McCandless · 12 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 5 - DWR, Karnal
The SAARC team received a warm welcome at the Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) at Karnal (Haryana) on 4-5 March. Dr. Indu Sharma, project director for the DWR, began the proceedings with a lecture on "Strategies to combat stripe rust in wheat" followed by a lecture on "Wheat Rusts: Diagnosis, ...
Linda McCandless · 11 Jun 2012