Developing heat and drought tolerant wheat for Asia and Africa
Wheat is the most important and strategic crop at global level, and in Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region in particular. It is estimated that the CWANA region produces more than 100 million tons of wheat on a total area of more than 50 million hectares. The current ...
Wuletaw Tadesse · 17 Jul 2017
Seeds Systems Initiative in Nepal successfully concludes first wheat season
The inaugural wheat season for the Seed Systems for Nepal Initiative has successfully concluded, with a total of 14 metric tons of ‘disease-free’ wheat seed produced by 150 farmers using the new seed processing unit inaugurated earlier this year by delegates from Nepal, Cornell ...
Samantha Hautea · 28 Jun 2017
Tackling new challenges in wheat research as we gear up for the 2018 BGRI conference
Last month I had the opportunity to visit Morocco to meet with wheat colleagues at ICARDA-Morocco. It was my second trip to Morocco, and some of you may remember my visit in 2014 (http://www.globalrust.org/ ...
Maricelis Acevedo · 26 May 2017
Catching up with WIT Early Career Award winner, Kaori Ando
Continuing our series of updates of past Women in Triticum awards, Kaori Ando is a 2013 receipient of the Women in Triticum Early Career Award.
What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, and responsibilities? How long have you been in this position? ...
Tessa Schneider · 24 May 2017
13th International Wheat Genetics Symposium: A look at cutting-edge wheat research
The 13h International Wheat Genetics Symposium brought together over 500 researchers from around the world to Tulln Austria to highlight the latest developments in wheat genetics. Spread out over five days, the conference featured a diverse set of talks, from the history of wheat cultivation to ...
John Bakum · 15 May 2017
Why we fly: Revolutionizing wheat phenotyping with drones
CIUDAD OBREGÓN, MEXICO: Ravi Singh compares plots of wheat lines growing in the fields of Obregón to determine which lines have potential as new varieties. Relying on reams of statistical breeding data and an experienced eye, the head of bread wheat improvement at the International Maize and ...
Cally Arthur · 26 Apr 2017
WIT Profile: Yukiko Naruoka
Catching up with Yukiko Naruoka, WIT winner in 2012.
What is your current professional position, title, affiliation, responsibilities?
I’m currently a Wheat breeder with Syngenta, and have been since July 2016. I develop parental lines for hybrid wheat and test ...
Tessa Schneider · 25 Apr 2017
New cereal grain breeding course to focus on gender-responsiveness
KAMPALA, UGANDA: Sign up your wheat research team by June 9 to participate in the new Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding course offered by GREAT, in Kampala, Uganda, August 7-16, 2017. There will be a fieldwork component August to December 2017, and follow-up training February 15-19, 2018 ...
Linda McCandless · 20 Apr 2017
Join the BGRI's #WheatIsScience social media campaign, which we are launching this month in support of the March for Science and Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. We want to raise awareness of the vital role that wheat research, science, and international collaboration play in improving food ...
Linda McCandless · 18 Apr 2017
Coffman receives the Yaqui Award from CIMMYT
CIUDAD OBREGÓN, MEXICO: Ronnie Coffman has received the Yaqui Award in honor of the major contributions he has made in enabling others to develop better wheat varieties. The international professor of plant breeding and genetics and director of International Programs in CALS was awarded the ...
Linda McCandless · 18 Apr 2017