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
Rust scoring course in Njoro Kenya
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and Cornell University under the DRRW (Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project) are pleased to announce the 2014 course on “Standardization of stem rust field notes ...
John Bakum · 9 Jul 2014
Searching for answers in the weeds of wheat fields in Morocco
Being a scientist, travel is certainly one of the perks of the job and our recent visit to Morocco was truly an eye-opening experience and one we rank highly among the many countries we have visited. Morocco is beautiful, home to friendly people, amazing food and perhaps most important, ...
Lee Hickey and Maricelis Acevedo · 26 Jun 2014
Former CIMMYT Global Wheat Program Director Wins 2014 World Food Prize
The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative congratulates Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram for being recognized as the 2014 World Food Prize Winner.
In announcing the name of the 2014 Laureate, Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President of the World Food Prize, noted how highly appropriate it is to honor Dr. Rajaram ...
John Bakum · 19 Jun 2014
Celebrate Norman Borlaug and Wheat this summer in Washington, DC
In celebration of Dr. Borlaug's legacy and the contemporary challenge of improving food security through botanical and agricultural means, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is hosting a series of programs, exhibits and lectures through the summer that coincides with the official unveiling ...
Linda McCandless · 4 Jun 2014
International Scientists and Policymakers Gather in Turkey to Tackle Stripe Rust
Driven by the shift toward higher temperatures and increasingly variable and intense rainfall for short durations, wheat stripe rust is flourishing in new areas of the world. Aggressive new strains have decimated wheat crops, notably in 2010 when an epidemic destroyed some 400,000 hectares in ...
Linda McCandless and Michael Devlin · 3 Jun 2014