Current approaches to transgenic regulation may not be in society's best interest
In an interview with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jorge Dubcovsky, UC-Davis, discusses current methods of regulating GMO crops, and how these regulations are impeding progress. A portion of the interview is excerpted here.
HHMI: What’s wrong with regulating the technology ...
John Bakum · 3 Feb 2015
New Borlaug stamp issued in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A ceremony launching a postage stamp commemorating the 100th birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug was held at the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), in Islamabad, Pakistan, on December 22, 2014. The stamp of Rs. 8 (8 rupees, or USD $.07) was released by the Director ...
Linda McCandless · 5 Jan 2015
Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project trains Nepal Scientists on operations of wheat rust surveillance solutions
A two day long workshop on effective utilization of web and Tablet based application in wheat rust surveillance was held at Kathmandu, Nepal from 12-13 November 2014. A total of 14 scientists participated in the workshop that focused on using web based tool box for rust survey data posting and ...
Pradeep Srinivas, Sathguru · 18 Dec 2014
Call for Abstracts for oral presentations at the 2015 BGRI Workshop
The BGRI is soliciting abstracts for presentation at the plenary session of the 2015 Technical Workshop to be held September 17-20 in Sydney, Australia. Abstracts will be considered, on a competitive basis, that focus on aspects of cereal rusts or systems that have innovative or promising ...
8 Dec 2014
ICARDA Research Update - Arab Countries Take New Direction for Food Security
In a landmark policy-level outcome for the Arab world, the countries in the region have agreed on a regional partnership on food security to improve their domestic productivity through greater investments in agricultural research. The decision was based on the ...
4 Dec 2014
Searching for resistance in wild wheat
Bread wheat originated from the hybridization of three different wild progenitor species. These progenitors are genetically diverse and have been the source of many economically important genes for cultivated wheat improvement, especially with respect to disease resistance.
In the recent ...
Brian Steffenson · 23 Oct 2014
Preview of the Workshop on surveillance of race Ug99 in South America
Our hope is that the II Workshop on surveillance of race Ug99 in South America and breeding wheat for resistance can bring awareness of the importance of the Ug99 situation to the scientists and students in South America. Ug99 is mutating and migrating and could move to South America on ...
Tom Fetch · 7 Oct 2014
Catching up with WIT Winner Arti Singh
Arti Singh is a 2013 WIT Early Career winner.
The deadline for the 2015 award is 1 October 2014. For application information, please visit the BGRI WIT page.
How did you get interested in wheat breeding?
My family grows wheat on ...
John Bakum · 11 Sep 2014
Borlaug Display at the Kansas State Fair
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 is available at https://www.kansasstatefair.com/. ...
John Bakum · 4 Sep 2014
Slicing the Wheat Genome
Science's Special Issue on Slicing the wheat genome celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning plant geneticist who, through his contribution to the "green revolution," reminds us of the importance of applying scientific knowledge to develop ...
John Bakum · 21 Jul 2014