• BGRI 2015
  • 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

  • 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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  • Professor Robert Park from the Australian cereal rust control program talks about a new wheat leaf rust pathotype that was discovered in Western Australia with the help of DAFWA and the GRDC this season.
    ABC News · 23 Oct 2015
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  • Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award winners reflect “diversity and talent”
    SeedQuest · 5 Oct 2015
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  • PBI-Cobbitty: A cereal rust 'mecca' on tour
    20 Oct 2015

    COBBITTY, NSW: Wheat rust experts from around the world consider the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute (PBI), in ...+ More

  • CIMMYT wheat breeder Ravi Singh wins China’s Friendship Award
    Julie Mollins, CIMMYT · 12 Oct 2015

    EL BATAN, Mexico, October 7 (CIMMYT) - Gains in China’s agricultural productivity over the past 30 years are due in large measure to smallholder farmers who have readily adopted innovative farming...+ More


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