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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.



  • Ug99 and Somatic Hybridization: An interview with Melania Figueroa
    Linda McCandless · 28 Jan 2020

    Ug99 was first characterized in Uganda in 1999, but the origin of this particularly devastating race of stem rust has always been a mystery. For 20 years, as it has spread to more than 13 countries,...+ More
  • Ruth Wanyera: Stalking Wheat Rust in Kenya
    Linda McCandless · 22 Dec 2019

    Ruth Wanyera has spent more than 30 years working in plant protection in Kenya. She enjoys walking the crop, but the main motivation for the 67-year-old pathologist is people — not plants. Having...+ More

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