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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


Community-based Seed System Initiative thrives in Nepal

Subhash Adhikari is one of 70 smallholder wheat farmers in the Chitwan district of Nepal benefitting from the Seed System Initiative, implemented by Cornell’s Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project in ...

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Mansi Naithani · 24 Jul 2018


Towards demand-led gender-responsive breeding in wheat: Insights from the BGRI Technical Workshop

At the 2018 BGRI Workshop focus was placed on gender-responsive breeding, Read more from GREAT

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Bernice Waweru · 11 Jul 2018


Inauguration of the Regional Cereal Rust Research Center in Turkey

In a trip to Turkey on May 29-30, 2018, Ronnie Coffman, vice-chair of the BGRI, and Maricelis Acevedo, associate director of science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, participated in the inauguration of the Regional Cereal Rust Research Center (RCRRC) in Izmir at the ...

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Linda McCandless · 10 Jul 2018


BGRI 2018 Recap, Part 2: Harnessing new technologies and tools for genetic gain in wheat

In another first for the BGRI Technical Workshop, the sessions moved beyond rust to think in a broader sense about the BGRI’s mandate to deliver genetic gains in wheat, and how we need to consider physiology and abiotic stresses in order to do this.

Several presenters highlighted the ...

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Samantha Hautea and Emma Quilligan · 25 May 2018


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