Dec 20, 2015: Five new variants of Ug99 confirmed from 2013/2014 samples in East Africa

Combined results from race analysis undertaken at several different labs indicate that five new variants in the Ug99 lineage were detected from samples collected in East Africa during 2013 or 2014. Probably most significant were the two new SrTmp variants … Continue reading

Sep 2, 2015: Emergence and spread of virulence to SrTmp in the Ug99 race group in Africa – note published in Plant Disease

Mehran Patpour (Global Rust Reference Center in Denmark) and co-authors have just published details of the emergence and spread of virulence to SrTmp in the Ug99 race group in Africa. The note is now available as a First Look in … Continue reading

Oct. 19th, 2012: Molecular diagnostics provide updated knowledge on Ugandan stem rust races: Four Ug99 race group members (TTKSK, TTKST, TTTSK and TTKSF) postulated

New molecular diagnostic assays are providing rapid and useful information on the Ug99 race group in Africa. The assays have been developed by the group led by Dr Les Szabo at the USDA-ARS Cereals Disease Laboratory in St Paul, Minnesota, … Continue reading

May 1, 2012: Uganda – High severity of stem rust in both the eastern and south-west regions, yellow rust in both regions

During the period 12th January 2012 to 7th February 2012 Buginyanya ZARDI staff – W.W. Wagoire (Team Leader), A. Wasukira (Pathologist), B. Chemayek and S. Wobibi with the cooperation of field staff from the wheat growing districts, undertook a wheat … Continue reading