Small Seeds, Big Impact: The wheat season in Nepal kicked off with certified seed production training
BHAIRAHAWA, NEPAL: Farmers in Chitwan, the densely cultivated wheat-producing belt of Nepal, are gearing up for the 2017-18 wheat sowing season with the help of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) Innovative Seed Systems program. Winter in Nepal is the time when public and private seed ...
Mansi Naithani · 14 Dec 2017
Building a Collaborative Community of Wheat Researchers in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: High-level officials from CIMMYT, Cornell University and ICARDA visited farmers’ fields and wheat research centers of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) from October 30-November 3, 2017, to review activities and discuss collaborative approaches to ...
Linda McCandless · 30 Nov 2017
Naeela Qureshi - WIT Profile
I am about to finish my PhD in wheat rust genetics at the Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), at the University of Sydney. I have recently submitted my thesis and I’m currently waiting for reviewer’s report. Throughout my PhD, I have worked on rust resistance in wheat. I’ve focused on gene discovery ...
Tessa Schneider · 28 Nov 2017
Wheat surveillance activities in South Asia up 16%; streamlined efforts, enhanced toolbox
Wheat is one of the most important crops in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region, second only to rice. South Asia has the highest wheat-dependent low-income community in the world and produces about 19 percent of the world’s wheat.
Stem rust is recognized as ...
Aishwariya K & Richa Kapur, Sathguru · 25 Oct 2017
Training next generation rust workers on stem rust Ug99
For the ninth consecutive year, researchers from around the world met at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI-Njoro) for training on "Standardization of stem rust field notes and germplasm evaluation, with discussions on stripe and leaf rust”.The course, ...
Sridhar Bhavani · 18 Oct 2017
Ida Paul Wilson - WIT Spotlight
I’m currently employed as a specialist agricultural researcher in crop protection at a commercial agricultural R&D company, ExperiCo, in South Africa. I have 15 years of agricultural research experience on an array of crops, most prominently in wheat, on which my research has focused for the ...
Tessa Schneider · 26 Sep 2017
Women in Triticum Spotlight: Shideh Mojerlou
Catching up with 2015 Women in Triticum Early Career Award winner, Shideh Mojerlou.
- What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, responsibilities? How long have you been in this position?
I am currently working as Assistant Professor ...
Tessa Schneider · 28 Aug 2017
How pasta wheat is helping Ethiopian farmers escape poverty
Since 2009, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) have partnered for the identification and development of new durum wheat varieties capable of withstanding the harsh environmental conditions of ...
Wasihun Legesse, Yetsedaw Aynewa, Addisu Asfaw, Seid Ahmed and Filippo M Bassi · 24 Aug 2017
Women in Triticum Spotlight: Chhavi Tiwari
Continuing our series of updates of past Women in Triticum award, Chavvi Tiwari is a 2014 recipient of the Women in Triticum Early Career Award.
What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, responsibilities? How long have you been in this position? ...
Tessa Schneider · 31 Jul 2017
Developing heat and drought tolerant wheat for Asia and Africa
Wheat is the most important and strategic crop at global level, and in Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region in particular. It is estimated that the CWANA region produces more than 100 million tons of wheat on a total area of more than 50 million hectares. The current ...
Wuletaw Tadesse · 17 Jul 2017