How Kingbird moved across East Africa
East Africa: The 2015 release of Kingbird in Ethiopia illustrates the complex pipeline that has evolved under the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) for the development and release of new wheat varieties.
Linda McCandless · 25 Aug 2015
CIMMYT announces 2015 Kenya rust course
Njoro, Kenya: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in collaboration with Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and Cornell University under the DRRW (Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project) are pleased to announce the 2015 course ...
Sridhar Bhavani · 21 Aug 2015
Zak Pretorius: A pathologist looks at rust
The host/pathogen interaction has fascinated Zak “Zakkie” Pretorius, one of the BGRI's most respected pathologists, since he started his career in 1978.
Linda McCandless · 22 Jul 2015
Increased risks of disease epidemics on cereal crops addressed in Denmark, July 5-8
Helsingør, Denmark: Scientists from all over the world met July 5-8, 2015, in Helsingør, Denmark, to discuss challenges and solutions in fighting spreading disease epidemics on cereal crops that may ...
8 Jul 2015
Wheat industry in Pakistan at a glance
At a cursory glance, for the last many decades, Agriculture has remained the mainstay in Pakistan’s economy. Quite steadily, it has been contributing around 21% in the country’s GDP (Pakistan Agricultural Research Council Statistics June 2014). Wheat is the major staple crop of Pakistan and it ...
Kaleem Ahmed · 24 Mar 2015
ICARDA Honored with Mendel Prize for Safely Duplicating Syria Genebank
ICARDA was honored on March 19, 2015, in Berlin with the prestigious Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize for successfully securing its globally important collection of crop genetic resources in Tel Hadya, Syria, despite the challenging conditions of civil war.
Linda McCandless with Rajita Majumdar · 20 Mar 2015
Strengthening wheat in South Asia
KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Scientists from South Asia are gathering in Kathmandu to participate in comprehensive training on wheat rust monitoring and disease management. The 2015 SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) Surveillance Training Workshop will foster regional collaboration and ...
Linda McCandless · 15 Mar 2015
Challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone!
From the League of Remarkable Women in Science, an interview with 2010 WIT winner Maricelis Acevedo.
John Bakum · 10 Mar 2015
Young scientist breeds new wheat varieties
Students often consider agriculture to be not cool. However, anyone who delves deeper into the science of agriculture will discover that it is really an exciting area to explore and enjoy.
John Bakum · 10 Feb 2015