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
Russian wheat aphid infestation and stripe rust in wheat
Black Sea Grain · 3 Jun 2015+ More
Science collaborations can help beat wheat disease, conference told
Norwich Evening News 24 · 22 May 2015+ More
Field trips for transgenic wheat plants in Egypt
SeedQuest · 20 May 2015+ More
Extension plant pathologist advises be on lookout for wheat stripe rust symptoms
Ravalli Republic · 30 Apr 2015+ More
Rust rating makes Evolution stand out
Crop Production Magazine · 17 Apr 2015+ More
New wheat and barley lab website
10 Jun 2015
Check out the video and meet our wheat and barley research team:
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
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.