Surveying Barberry and Stem Rust in Spain, 2019
Spain serves as a potential bridge for pathogen movement and wheat rust infection between Africa and Europe and an important country in which to conduct barberry and stem rust surveys. Additionally, endemic and unique species of barberry such as Berberis vulgaris subsp. seroi ...
Dolors Villegas · 22 Nov 2019
Surveying for Stem and Yellow Rust in Ethiopia - October 2019
On October 20 to 22, 2019, a crew of pathologists including Dave Hodson and Yoseph Alemayehu from CIMMYT, Maricelis Acevedo from Cornell University, Habtamu Tesfaye from EIAR and myself, Pablo Olivera Firpo, from the University of Minnesota, participated in a wheat stem and stripe rust survey ...
Pablo Olivera FIrpo · 15 Nov 2019
Keeping wheat diseases at bay: 11th annual training at KALRO
As part of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) at Cornell University, recently ...
Jerome Bossuet · 1 Nov 2019
Hale Tufan delivers message of self-reflection and gender equality at World Food Prize
In 2010, when Hale Ann Tufan was awarded a Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum award, she was a PhD student working with Lesley Boyd at the John Innes Centre in the U.K., studying blast diseases of wheat and non-host resistance. At the time, she said she wanted to use her knowledge, training and ...
Joseph Opoku Gakpo · 31 Oct 2019
Makida Mohammed Hedda: 1970 – 2019
Makida Mohammed, 49, was a strong, vibrant farmer who was quick to adopt new tools and technologies to improve her farm's production and the lives of her family and community. She passed away Aug. 13 in Mecca.
Bedada Girma and Tamam Milkesso Hamda · 26 Sep 2019
Researchers turn to barberry for clues to wheat disease
Like us, plants are awash with micro-organisms, some of which contribute to their overall well-being, some of which seem no more than neutral passengers, and some of which can cause disease. We refer to this last group as pathogens. Under natural conditions, plants are continually exposed to ...
By Iago Hale and Radhika Bartaula · 24 Sep 2019
Smarter deployment of disease-resistance genes critical for safeguarding world’s food supplies
To ensure durable disease resistance in wheat, scientists must embrace a globally integrated strategy, say experts at the All India Wheat and Barley meeting in August
Matt Hayes · 29 Aug 2019
Stem rust training course opportunity for early career wheat scientists
The course is designed for new and upcoming wheat breeders and pathologists from public and private sector in Africa, Middle East, and Central and South Asia, who wish to learn about the three rust pathogens.
· 21 Aug 2019
WIT winner earns prestigious Borlaug award for young scientists
Hale Tufan, 2010 WIT winner, has been named the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application winner.
Matt Hayes · 16 Aug 2019
Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises
A global alliance of countries and research institutions, including Cornell, committed to sharing plant genetic material, has secured food access for billions of people, but a patchwork of legal restrictions threatens humanity’s ability to feed a growing global population. That jeopardizes decades ...
Matt Hayes · 23 Jul 2019