2018 Preliminary stem rust race analysis report available from Turkey-ICARDA Regional Cereal Rust Research Center (RCRRC) Cereal Rust Biosafety Laboratory Izmir, Turkey

The Turkey-ICARDA Cereal Rust Biosafety Laboratory (CRBL) become operational after the official inauguration of Regional Cereal Rust Research center (RCRRC) on May 30, 2018. Following the inauguration, the CRBL has received official import permits from Food and Control Directorate of … Continue reading

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

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