Turkey Survey Mapper

The Country Survey Mapper tool, developed by the University of Aarhus Denmark, displays rust field survey data. Selection of any specific combination of year and disease is possible. Any new data incorporated into the underlying database will automatically be displayed … Continue reading

Turkey

Rust Issues: Yellow rust is the most serious constraint to wheat production, but leaf rust is also a problem. Stem rust is detected annually but is not economically damaging. Ug99 Status: No Ug99 lineage races have been detected in Turkey. … 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

Digalu Race (TKTTF)

The Digalu race (race TKTTF) is not part of the Ug99 race group; it is genetically unrelated. This race has been known from Turkey since at least 2005 and it is widely distributed in the Middle East region. It is … Continue reading

9 April 2015: CAUTION – Increased vigilance needed in eastern Mediterranean countries following confirmation of Ug99 (race TTKSK) in Egypt

Following the confirmed detection of Ug99 (race TTKSK) in Egypt in 2014 (BGRI special newsletter report April 2015) increased vigilance is needed for stem rust in the eastern Mediterranean. Although no confirmed reports of race TTKSK have been obtained from … Continue reading

20 March 2015: CAUTION – Increasing risk of stripe (yellow) rust outbreaks North Africa to South Asia

Favourable weather conditions for stripe rust are occurring across North Africa to South Asia. Cool, wet conditions across many parts of the region are producing a conducive environment for disease outbreaks. Aggressive races with virulence to Yr27 are known to … Continue reading

May 17, 2013: CAUTION – POTENTIALLY SERIOUS OUTBREAKS OF YELLOW (STRIPE) RUST IN CWANA REGION. VIGILANCE NEEDED IN EAST AFRICA

Conducive climatic conditions for rusts, especially yellow rust, are resulting in potentially serious outbreaks in the CWANA region. Cool and wet conditions have persisted in many countries from Turkey to Bhutan. Early yellow rust infections have been observed in several … Continue reading