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
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
Australian Farmers Face Increasing Threat Of New Diseases
Science 2.0 · 25 Nov 2014+ More
IAEA official: Jordan is first country to invite IAEA for INIR
Amman Daily News · 27 Nov 2014+ More
Global wheat-rust research aids Ethiopian farmers
SeedQuest · 17 Nov 2014+ More
New Borlaug stamp issued in Pakistan
Linda McCandless · 5 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A ceremony launching a postage stamp commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug was held at the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), in Islamabad,...+ More
Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project trains Nepal Scientists on operations of wheat rust surveillance solutions
Pradeep Srinivas, Sathguru · 18 Dec 2014
A two day long workshop on effective utilization of web and Tablet based application in wheat rust surveillance was held at Kathmandu, Nepal from 12-13 November 2014. A total of 14 scientists...+ 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.