May 20, 2013: Bhutan 2013 Rust Surveys – Rust incidence lower than 2012, leaf rust widespread but yellow rust localized

Rust surveys were coordinated and undertaken by the National Plant Protection Centre, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Semtokha, Thimpu, Bhutan in collaboration with the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) project during the period 25th April – 3rd … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2013 – Science magazine: Global research to control stem rust disease saves wheat farmers losses worth US $1.12 billion per year

New press release published on the CIMMYT web site A study just published in Science by scientists from the University of Minnesota, CSIRO, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and CIMMYT shows that research to control the wheat disease known … Continue reading

Feb 27th, 2013: Latest version of Mehtaensis newsletter published by DWR, Flowerdale, Shimla: Comprehensive updated information on rusts in India and South Asia

The latest version of the Mehtaensis newsletter (a 6 monthly newsletter named after Prof. K.C. Mehta) has just been published by the DWR, Regional Station, Flowerdale, Shimla. Compiled by Dr. S.C. Bhardwaj, Mehtaensis contains a detailed summary of all the … Continue reading

Dec. 20th, 2012: Russian Federation: Important new study on wheat stem rust in the central region of the Russian Federation published

A major new study entitled “The wheat stem rust pathogen in the central region of the Russian Federation” has just been published in the journal Plant Pathology. The study was led by Dr E.S Skolotneva from the Dept of Mycology … Continue reading