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Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change

SINDHULPALCHOWK, NEPAL: Farming the terraced hillsides above the Indrawati River Valley of Nepal, Nabaraj Sapkota and his wife Muthu Dei experience the impacts of climate change on an almost daily basis. Erratic rains make planting difficult. Warm, misty conditions and prolonged winter ...

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Linda McCandless · 20 Apr 2016


2016 WIT Winners announced

Before an audience at the CIMMYT Wheat Research Station in Obregon Mexico, the BGRI presented WIT awards to another cadre of diverse early career wheat reaseachers and a WIT mentor.

2016 Early Career Women in Triticum Award winners:

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John Bakum · 18 Mar 2016


New project will continue funding the BGRI to combat threats to global wheat crop

CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico: Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in conflict zones of Africa and the Middle East. To expand the scope of a global partnership to combat these threats, Cornell University ...

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16 Mar 2016


The BGRI is coming to AAAS

The BGRI will be well represented at the upcoming meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held in Washington DC, 11-15 February.

BGRI members Jessica Rutkoski, Maricelis Acevedo and Dave Hodson will be presenting in a symposium titled "Pathogens Without ...

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John Bakum and Julie Mollins · 3 Feb 2016


CIMMYT seeks Program Manager for Global Wheat Program

TEXCOCO, MEXICO: CIMMYT is seeking a Program Manager for their Global Wheat Program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 25. According to the position description listed on the CIMMYT web page, they are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated ...

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28 Jan 2016


Calling all Women Geneticists!

UC Davis, CA: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam has the opening keynote at the 2016 Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference and wants to do a humorous music video featuring selfies of female geneticists doing science that can include family, pets, livestock or whatever you think would make an ...

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18 Dec 2015


Jesse Dubin and Bill Bruckart honored in Kulumsa Library dedication

KULUMSA, ETHIOPIA: The Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center dedicated a corner of the Kulumsa University Library to Dr. Jesse Dubin and Dr. William (Bill) Bruckart, in a small ceremony at the center on November 5. The two men championed the acquisition and donation of reference materials in ...

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Linda McCandless with Dr. Bedada · 11 Dec 2015


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


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