• Obregon Mexico, March 2014
  • Photo by Kat Coldren
  • Makida Mohammed, Wheat farmer in Ethiopia

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
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  • Study Characterizes Genetic Resistance to Wheat Disease
    USAgNet · 2 Mar 2015
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  • Study characterizes genetic resistance to wheat disease
    SeedQuest · 27 Feb 2015
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  • Experts warn against �yellow rust
    The Tribune · 20 Feb 2015
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  • Research identifies new ways of treating cereal diseases
    Agriland · 12 Feb 2015
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BGRI Blog

  • 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


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