CAUTION: February 2, 2017: Risk of wheat stem rust in Mediterranean Basin in the forthcoming 2017 crop season following outbreaks on Sicily in 2016

Results of extensive lab tests of samples of stem rust have shown that the 2016 stem rust epidemics in Sicily were caused by a new, highly virulent variant of race TTTTF. The samples were collected during serious and unusual outbreaks … Continue reading

Stem Rust Tools and charts

A series of display tool have been created by the Global Rust Reference Center, Aarhus University. These tools permit analysis and display of information relating to the historical and current distribution and importance of stem rust, leaf rust and yellow … Continue reading

Stem Rust Virulence Graph

The Stem Rust Virulence Graph, created by the Global Rust Reference Center, Aarhus University, Denmark, displays changing virulence patterns across years and countries. Selection of any combination of virulence’s is possible. … Continue reading

Stem Rust Tools – Maps and Charts

A series of display tool have been created by the Global Rust Reference Center, Aarhus University. These tools permit analysis and display of information relating to the historical and current distribution and importance of stem rust, leaf rust and yellow … Continue reading

Alert – Jan 9, 2015: Summary of Ethiopia 2014/15 rust situation. Re-current, localized stem rust epidemics caused by race TKTTF (“Digalu” race) in Ethiopia. Extreme caution and vigilance needed in East Africa

Following the localized stem rust epidemics in Ethiopia on the cultivar “Digalu” in 2013/14 (see report 23rd Dec 2013); continued, severe stem rust outbreaks have been observed in the 2014/15 main season. Once again the popular cultivar “Digalu” has been … Continue reading

October 27, 2014: Kenya 2014 Rust Surveys- High Level of stem rust; Yellow rust and Leaf rust at low levels

Rust surveys were carried out in all the four key wheat growing regions of Kenya: South Rift, Mount Kenya region, Central Rift and North Rift. The surveys were conducted by experts from the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institution (KARI). A total … Continue reading