• Credit: Linda McCandless
  • BGRI 2015 with abstracts and videos
  • Obregon Mexico, March 2014
  • 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

  • Lancaster University and CIMMYT discover plant enzymes that can boost wheat yields
    · 3 Feb 2016
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  • Farmers preferring disease-prone wheat variety in Haryana, Punjab
    Hindustan Times · 3 Dec 2015
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  • Clone of magic wheat disease-resistance gene sheds light on new defense mechanism
    SeedQuest · 16 Nov 2015
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  • Punjab Agricultural University isues advisory on yellow rust disease on wheat, recommends varieties
    SeedQuest · 2 Nov 2015
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  • Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program (WPEP) enhances the capacity of national researchers and ensures quality wheat seed production in Pakistan
    SeedQuest · 23 Oct 2015
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  • 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.

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  • 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


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