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

June 13, 2014: Yemen 2014 Central Highland Rust Surveys – Yellow rust and stem rust present, but at generally low levels

Rust surveys were undertaken in the central Highlands of Yemen during the period 20-25th May 2014. The surveys were undertaken by scientists from the Agricultural Research & Extension Authority (AREA), with the survey team being Musaed Eisa, Rashad Al Basha … Continue reading

May 14, 2014: Bangladesh 2014 Rust Surveys – High leaf rust pressure and the first stem rust records in three decades

Extensive annual rust surveys were undertaken throughout the wheat growing areas of Bangladesh during February-March 2014. The surveys were coordinated by Dr P.K. Malaker of the Wheat Research Centre (WRC), Dinajpur, but implemented by several collaborating stations, including; Dinajpur, Joydebpur, … Continue reading

Jan. 20, 2014: DWR, India issues new yellow rust advisory for North-west plain zone and Northern Hill zone. Early appearance and rapid disease spread being reported.

On the 2nd January 2014 DWR, India issued a new advisory for yellow rust management in the North-west plain zone and Northern Hill zone (see DWR Advisory). The first report of stripe rust was observed in farmers fields on 1st … Continue reading

Nov. 18, 2013: Eritrea Survey Summary – Stem rust predominates, but conditions favourable for all three rusts

Annual rust surveys, led by Asmelash Wolday of NARI,¬† during the period 3-15th October 2013 covered all the main wheat growing regions of Eritrea. A total of 69 sites were surveyed (see survey map – http://rusttracker.cimmyt.org/?page_id=1518). As in previous years, … Continue reading

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