Archive for March, 2007

CIMMYT at the Fair

March 30, 2007

The 27th annual Texcoco Horse Fair opened on Saturday, 24 March and CIMMYT was there. The Corporate Communications design group has put together a display booth to show both CIMMYT’s flagship products …


CIMMYT in Science

March 30, 2007

Science, one of the world’s most important scientific publications, has just published a major news story about the global threat of wheat stem rust. Titled “Deadly Wheat Fungus Threatens World’s Brea …


USDA visits CIMMYT

March 30, 2007

Michael Yost, Administrator, of the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid a brief visit to CIMMYT El Batán on Saturday, 24 March. He was accompanied b …


Toluca field day

March 30, 2007

CIMMYT’s Toluca field station has held another successful demonstration of reduced and zero till techniques to Mexican farmers. As superintendent of Toluca station, Fernando Delgado oversees the plant …


Successful workshop for plant breeders in Beijing

March 30, 2007

Plant breeders and postgraduates majoring in genetics and breeding gathered at the Institute of Crop Science of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science in Beijing between 19 and 22 March to learn …


Chile’s Minister of Agriculture visits CIMMYT

March 16, 2007

The Minister of Agriculture of Chile, Alvaro Rojas Marín, spent Friday morning, 23 March 2007, touring CIMMYT’s germplasm bank and the biotech lab and talking with Masa Iwanaga, Director General. He w …


Advanced wheat improvement

March 9, 2007

Eight breeders from developing countries arrived in El Batán this week to attend the Advanced Wheat Improvement course. They come from India, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, Ecuador and South Africa and will …


The release in Peru of a QPM hybrid with a global reach

March 9, 2007

A new single-cross, quality protein maize (QPM) hybrid called “NutriPeru” and designated INIA 611 was released at the Donoso research station, 80 km north of Lima, Peru, on 09 February 2007. Its paren …


Assistance for resistance

March 9, 2007

One of the questions Norman Borlaug often asks when talking about rusts in the major cereals is why rice is not susceptible to rust fungi but wheat, barley and other cereals are. That question inspire …


Australian Nuffield Scholars ask searching questions of CIMMYT researchers

March 2, 2007

Eleven winners of the prestigious 2006 Nuffield Farming Scholarships in Australia visited CIMMYT during 5-7 March 2007, as part of a study tour covering three continents and diverse farming systems an …


CIMMYT on Al Jazeera TV

March 2, 2007

A crew from the new English language all-news television network, Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, paid a visit to El Batán on Wednesday. They came to videotape segments of a story t …