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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
John Bakum · 2 Oct 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) ...
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. ...
Linda McCandless · 18 Sep 2015