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
Clone of magic wheat disease-resistance gene sheds light on new defense mechanism
SeedQuest · 16 Nov 2015+ More
Punjab Agricultural University isues advisory on yellow rust disease on wheat, recommends varieties
SeedQuest · 2 Nov 2015+ More
Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP) enhances the capacity of national researchers and ensures quality wheat seed production in Pakistan
SeedQuest · 23 Oct 2015+ More
Professor Robert Park from the Australian cereal rust control program talks about a new wheat leaf rust pathotype that was discovered in Western Australia with the help of DAFWA and the GRDC this season.
ABC News · 23 Oct 2015+ More
Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award winners reflect “diversity and talent”
SeedQuest · 5 Oct 2015+ More
PBI-Cobbitty: A cereal rust 'mecca' on tour
20 Oct 2015
COBBITTY, NSW: Wheat rust experts from around the world consider the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), in ...+ More
CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award
Julie Mollins, CIMMYT · 12 Oct 2015
EL BATAN, Mexico, October 7 (CIMMYT) - Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming...+ More
A recently evolved hexose transporter variant confers resistance to multiple pathogens in wheatNature Genetics · 2015
As there are numerous pathogen species that cause disease and limit yields of crops, such as wheat (Triticum aestivum), single genes that provide resistance to multiple pathogens are...
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.