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
Strengthening wheat in South Asia - Scientists participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management
SeedQuest · 18 Mar 2015+ More
Study Characterizes Genetic Resistance to Wheat Disease
USAgNet · 2 Mar 2015+ More
Study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease
SeedQuest · 27 Feb 2015+ More
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 industry in Pakistan at a glance
Kaleem Ahmed · 24 Mar 2015
At a cursory glance, for the last many decades, Agriculture has remained the mainstay in Pakistan’s economy. Quite steadily, it has been contributing around 21% in the country’s GDP (Pakistan...+ More
ICARDA Honored with Mendel Prize for Safely Duplicating Syria Genebank
Linda McCandless with Rajita Majumdar · 20 Mar 2015
ICARDA was honored on March 19, 2015, in Berlin with the prestigious Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize for successfully securing its globally important collection of crop genetic resources in Tel...+ 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.