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2019 Women in Triticum award winners announced at CIMMYT visitor week

The Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project’s new cohort of Women in Triticum awardees was announced March 20 at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT).

The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Awards are comprised of two complementary awards ...

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Samantha Hautea · 20 Mar 2019


DGGW surveillance training in 2018-19 in South Asia

Wheat disease surveillance facilitates the targeted release of rust resistant wheat varieties and/or the withdrawal of susceptible varieties. It has been an essential aspect of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) and Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) projects under the Borlaug ...

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Aishwariya Varadan K., Richa Kapur and Rituparna Majumder · 27 Feb 2019


Learning to Lead and Build a Team

“This excellently prepared training helped in building team working skills via several team building activities and games. And it helped in gaining leadership tools such as effective communication, setting priorities, conflict resolution, making us aware of imposter syndrome, and how to be ...

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Linda McCandless · 13 Feb 2019


Yr15 wheat stripe rust resistance gene: discovery, cloning and future perspectives

In October 2018, an international team of researchers released a paper that described the main results of the cloning of the highly effective wheat stripe rust resistance gene, Yr15. This discovery, which has great significance for the wheat community, was the outcome of 25 years of ...

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Valentina Klymiuk · 29 Jan 2019


The BGRI Training web site

The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative is pleased to announce our newest web resource: the BGRI Training web suite.  Featuring over 40 training videos, this resource is designed to aid early career wheat and rust researchers in their studies and to establish best practices for things like sample ...

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John Bakum · 30 Oct 2018


International Collaboration to Alleviate an Emerging Threat to Wheat

Matthew Rouse contributed this blog to the World Food Prize's: The Borlaug Blog

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Matthew Rouse · 22 Oct 2018


BAU hosts three day national meet of wheat scientists

About 300 scientists from across India and abroad discussed the ways and means of increasing the area, production, productivity and nutritional content of wheat and barley at the three-day Annual Group Meeting of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Wheat and Barley organized at Birsa ...

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The Pioneer, Delhi, India · 24 Sep 2018


Indian Researchers Receive 2018 Gene Stewardship Award

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), in New Delhi, India, and associated institutions were granted the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award at the 2018 BGRI Technical Workshop in Marrakech, Morocco, on April 14, 2018. The award was in recognition of ...

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Linda McCandless · 19 Sep 2018


MARPLE Diagnostics: A Pioneering Step in Ethiopian Wheat Rust Management

A new revolutionary mobile lab set-up created by the Diane Saunders lab of the John Innes Centre is being trialed currently at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) in Holeta, Ethiopia in collaboration with CIMMYT.

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ACACIA · 5 Sep 2018


The Fully Annotated Wheat Genome!

It is an exciting day for the wheat community! The release of the fully annotated wheat genome provides a great opportunity for wheat scientists to accelerate the identification of candidate genes, fully characterize their “ ...

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Maricelis Acevedo · 17 Aug 2018


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