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
Bhutan releases new wheat varieties after a gap of 20 years
SeedQuest · 29 Aug 2014+ More
Wild grass could provide new targets for wheat and barley breeding research
SeedQuest · 9 Sep 2014+ More
Association Analysis of Stem Rust Resistance in U.S. Winter Wheat
Plos One · 29 Jul 2014+ More
Genome-Wide Association Mapping for Seedling and Adult Plant Resistance to Stripe Rust in Synthetic Hexaploid Wheat
Plos One · 25 Aug 2014+ More
How GMO crops conquered the United States
Democratic Underground · 15 Aug 2014+ More
Catching up with WIT Winner Arti Singh
John Bakum · 11 Sep 2014
Borlaug Display at the Kansas State Fair
John Bakum · 4 Sep 2014
The Kansas State Fair runs September 5-14, 2014. The Kansas Wheat exhibit is in the Pride of Kansas building. It is open 9am – 9pm daily and closes at 7pm on September 14. More info about the fair...+ 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...
Brazil: Surveillance of race Ug99 in South America and breeding wheat for resistance
This Workshop aims to bring together the most talented and prominent rust scientists to discuss global and regional strategies for monitoring the stem rust race Ug99 as well as for the identification, characterization, selection and incorporation of genetic resistance into wheat genotypes. The event also aims to promote interaction between researchers, students, technicians and policymakers in assessing challenges and opportunities for rust surveillance, and breeding for resistance in wheat in South America.