• A special Earth Day report from Nepal
  • 2016 WIT Winners:Jeanie Borlaug, Ron DePauw, Irum Aziz (Pakistan), Elfinesh Shikur Gebremariam (Ethiopia), Amy Watson (New Zealand). The other 2 WIT winners, Mitaly Bansal (India) and Mercy Wamalwa (Kenya) not pictured
  • The next phase of the BGRI

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

  • How Rising Global Temperatures And Extreme Weather Will Change Farming
    CarGillVoice · 11 Jul 2016
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  • Public access to wheat genome to revolutionise farming
    Murdoch University · 15 Jun 2016
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  • A contagious disease is destroying wheat fields in Bangladesh, and scientists are afraid of it spreading
    Quartz - India · 4 May 2016
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  • Experts anticipate stripe rust epidemic
    The Spokesman Review · 30 Apr 2016
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  • New gene-detecting technology brings new, resilient superwheat closer
    Ag Professional · 26 Apr 2016
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  • WIT Profile: Esraa Alwan '10
    27 Jul 2016

    Esraa Alwan, a native of Syria, won the Women in Triticum Early Career Award in 2010. She received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Aleppo University in Syria, during...+ More

  • Ron DePauw Donates WIT Award to FINCA
    Tessa Schneider · 20 Jul 2016

    Ron DePauw has always been motivated by the power of agriculture to change people’s lives. During his distinguished career as a wheat breeder, he has produced over 200 scientific manuscripts,...+ More