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
Lancaster University and CIMMYT discover plant enzymes that can boost wheat yields
· 3 Feb 2016+ More
Farmers preferring disease-prone wheat variety in Haryana, Punjab
Hindustan Times · 3 Dec 2015+ More
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
The BGRI is coming to AAAS
John Bakum and Julie Mollins · 3 Feb 2016
The BGRI will be well represented at the upcoming meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held in Washington DC, 11-15 February.
BGRI members Jessica...+ More
CIMMYT seeks Program Manager for Global Wheat Program
28 Jan 2016
TEXCOCO, MEXICO: CIMMYT is seeking a Program Manager for their Global Wheat Program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 25. According to the position description listed on the...+ 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.