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+ More
Research identifies new ways of treating cereal diseases
Agriland · 12 Feb 2015+ More
Wheat farmers in Kenya battle new race of stem rust disease - Resistance breeding and fungicide keep UG99 in check
SeedQuest · 2 Feb 2015+ More
New hope for fighting major fungal disease in durum wheat
Ag Professional · 20 Jan 2015+ More
BARI develops wheat varieties tolerant of heat
The Financial Express · 1 Jan 2015+ More
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.
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
Introgression of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance from Sharon goatgrass (Aegilops sharonensis Eig) into bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)Genome · 2014
Leaf rust and stripe rust are devastating wheat diseases, causing significant yield losses in many regions of the world. The use of resistant varieties is the most efficient way to protect wheat...
BGRI 2015 Technical Workshop
The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2015 Technical Workshop will be held September 17-20, 2015, in Sydney, Australia, at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Wheat is the most important broad acre crop in Australia. Both stem rust and leaf rust were among the first challenges faced by Europeans when they began growing wheat in Australia. And in 1890 Australia held the first in a series of of “rust in wheat” conferences. With such a long and successful history in wheat rust research and control, Australia is an appropriate country to hold the BGRI 2015 Technical Workshop.