• A special Earth Day report from Nepal
  • 2016 WIT Winners:Jeanie Borlaug, Ron DePauw, Irum Aziz (Pakistan), Elfinesh Shikur Gebremariam (Ethiopia), Amy Watson (New Zealand). The other 2 WIT winners, Mitaly Bansal (India) and Mercy Wamalwa (Kenya) not pictured
  • The next phase of the BGRI

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 gene-detecting technology brings new, resilient superwheat closer
    Ag Professional · 26 Apr 2016
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  • 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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BGRI Blog

  • On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease
    CIMMYT · 25 Apr 2016

    Devastating fungal wheat rusts have perplexed farmers since ancient times. For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25......+ More


  • Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change
    Linda McCandless · 20 Apr 2016

    SINDHULPALCHOWK, NEPAL: Farming the terraced hillsides above the Indrawati River Valley of Nepal, Nabaraj Sapkota and his wife Muthu Dei experience the impacts of climate change on an almost daily...+ More