• Obregon Mexico, March 2014
  • Photo by Kat Coldren
  • Makida Mohammed, Wheat farmer in Ethiopia

The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative:

  • reduces the world’s vulnerability to stem, yellow, and leaf rusts of wheat;
  • facilitates the evolution of sustainable international partnerships to contain the threat of wheat rusts, and
  • enhances world productivity to withstand future threats to wheat.

Rust in the News

  • Experts warn against �yellow rust
    The Tribune · 20 Feb 2015
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  • Research identifies new ways of treating cereal diseases
    Agriland · 12 Feb 2015
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  • Wheat farmers in Kenya battle new race of stem rust disease - Resistance breeding and fungicide keep UG99 in check
    SeedQuest · 2 Feb 2015
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  • New hope for fighting major fungal disease in durum wheat
    Ag Professional · 20 Jan 2015
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  • BARI develops wheat varieties tolerant of heat
    The Financial Express · 1 Jan 2015
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  • Young scientist breeds new wheat varieties
    John Bakum · 10 Feb 2015

    Students often consider agriculture to be not cool. However, anyone who delves deeper into the science of agriculture will discover that it is really an exciting area to explore and enjoy.
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  • Current approaches to transgenic regulation may not be in society's best interest
    John Bakum · 3 Feb 2015

    In an interview with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jorge Dubcovsky, UC-Davis, discusses current methods of regulating GMO crops, and how these regulations are impeding progress. A portion...+ More


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