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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Linda McCandless and Michael Devlin · 3 Jun 2014


Jeanie Borlaug in Asia: Day 4

FAISALABAD, PAKISTAN: On the 25th of April, Jeanie Borlaug and Gordon and Kathy Cisar of the BGRI, and Hans Braun and Etienne Duvalier of CIMMYT, participated in a number of events at the Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) in Faisalabad to commemorate the 100th birthday of ...

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Linda McCandless with Gordon Cisar · 20 May 2014


Jeanie Borlaug in Asia: Day 3

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: On the morning of April 24, Jeanie Borlaug met with Pakistani women scientists at a tea hosted by Clay Hamilton, the USDA Agricultural Counselor to Pakistan. The event was held at the Norman Borlaug Agriculture House, residence of the Agricultural Counselor, which had been ...

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Linda McCandless with Gordon Cisar · 19 May 2014


Jeanie Borlaug in Asia: Day 2

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: Jeanie Borlaug is visiting Pakistan this week with other members of the BGRI team to celebrate Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Borlaug’s initial trips to Pakistan. Dr. Borlaug, father of the Green Revolution, introduced the semi-dwarfing, high ...

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Gordon Cisar and Linda McCandless · 30 Apr 2014


Welcome to the new globalrust.org!

The BGRI is pleased to debut our new website. We hope you will find it streamlined and easy to use.  The BGRI’s website is a service to our community, so we welcome feedback about the site: information that we have or don’t have, things that don’t make sense and other issues.  Please send any ...

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John Bakum · 30 Apr 2014


Jeanie Borlaug in Asia: Day 1

ANKARA, TURKEY: Continuing the year-long celebration of what would have been Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday, his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug, is in Central Asia this week visiting wheat research facilities in Turkey and Pakistan with the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI). She plans to attend ...

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Linda McCandless · 29 Apr 2014


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