2012 Women in Triticum Mentor Winner: Francis Ogbonnaya
WIT Mentor award winner, Francis Ogbonnaya, will use prize money to fund education for women in Nigeria.
John Bakum · 31 Aug 2012
Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site launched
Scientists battling the spread of new virulent wheat rust races now have a new tool at their disposal. CIMMYT and partners on the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) project have just launched a new Global Wheat Rust Monitoring web site - RustTracker.org.
John Bakum · 27 Jul 2012
Guest Author: Mahmoud Solh, Update from ICARDA
Update from Syria that also appears on the ICARDA website
Since our last update of 13 May 2012, there have been new developments at ICARDA. These are ...
John Bakum · 13 Jul 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 7 - Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
The SAARC course officially ended on 10 March 2012, but the communications crew traveled on to Ludhiana and the Punjab, for 10-12 March, to gather more footage from the heartland of wheat production in India. There we visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) where Dr. Bansz, director of the ...
Linda McCandless · 13 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 6 - DWR, Shimla
The SAARC team traveled by bus up winding sets of switchbacks overlooking deep vistas to our last stop, the DWR Regional Station, Flowerdale, in Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), at 7200', for 6-9 March.Established in1921 by Dr. Mehta from England, the station maintains cultures of 126 different rust ...
Linda McCandless · 12 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 5 - DWR, Karnal
The SAARC team received a warm welcome at the Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) at Karnal (Haryana) on 4-5 March. Dr. Indu Sharma, project director for the DWR, began the proceedings with a lecture on "Strategies to combat stripe rust in wheat" followed by a lecture on "Wheat Rusts: Diagnosis, ...
Linda McCandless · 11 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 4 - Banaras Hindu University
SAARC participants traveled to Mumbai and took an early-morning flight to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for their three-day survey on 1-3 March of wheat grown in the Indo-Gangetic Plain of India. At the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), DR. S.S. Vaish, assistant ...
Linda McCandless · 7 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 3 - Niphad
SAARC participants visited the Agricultural Research Station at Niphad, near Nashik (Maharastra) on 28-29 Feb. Dr. P.N Rasal, wheat specialist and zonal coordinator of the station, guided the participants around the station and oriented them on the new improved wheat varieties released in India. ...
Linda McCandless · 7 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 2 - Wellington
The SAARC Training Program officially began on 25 February 2012, when participants visited the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) Research Station at Wellington, in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Jagdish Kumar, principal scientist and head of the station, began the day's proceedings with a welcome ...
Linda McCandless · 6 Jun 2012
DRRW-ICAR SAARC Training Program - Part 1 - Intro
Over the next two weeks, the BGRI will post a series of blogs related to the DRRW-ICAR Wheat Rust Surveillance and Monitoring training program that took place in India from 25 Feb -10 March 2012.
Linda McCandless · 5 Jun 2012