Bhutan Country Contacts

Name Position Institute Email Doe Doe Program Director National Plant Protection Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan Namgay Om Pathologist National Plant Protection Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan Sonam Dorji Scientist National Plant Protection Centre, Thimpu, Bhutan Sangay Tshewang Sr. Research Officer … Continue reading


Rust Issues: Leaf and yellow rust are serious constraints to wheat production. Ug99 Status: No Ug99 lineage races have been detected in Bhutan. Situation Updates: … Continue reading

May 14, 2012: Initial rust surveys in Bhutan find no trace of stem rust, but both yellow and leaf rust widespread

Cereal rust surveys were undertaken by the National Plant Protection Centre, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Semtokha, Thimpu, Bhutan and the Research and Development Centre, Bajo, Wangduephodrang in collaboration with the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) … Continue reading

Feb 4, 2015: Preliminary report for Puccinia striifromis race analysis 2014 published by Global Rust Reference Center (GRRC), Aarhus University, Denmark.

Following the recent release of the 2013 stripe rust report, the Global Rust Reference Center in Denmark has now just published the latest report detailing the results of race analysis for ¬†Puccinia striifromis samples submitted during the period January – … Continue reading

Aug 11th, 2014: Latest version of Mehtaensis newsletter published by DWR, Flowerdale, Shimla: Comprehensive updated information on rusts in India and South Asia

The latest version (Vol 34, July 2014, No. 2) 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, O.P. Gangwar, … Continue reading