Archive for September, 2010

First Ug99 tolerant wheat variety released in Nepal

September 15, 2010

On 02 September 2010, Nepal gave the go-ahead to release a new wheat variety with resistance to Ug99. BL3063—given the common name “Vijay” meaning Victory—has CIMMYT parental lines in its pedigree, go …


Crop science scholars learn about corn and wheat research in Mexico

September 14, 2010

FROM AGRI-VIEW By Julie Martin, Editorial Intern Thursday, September 2, 2010 12:22 PM CDT “Maiz y trigo.” The Spanish words for “corn and wheat,” this vocabulary was used to its full extent as 12 stud …


Cuban scientist visits El Batán to strengthen Cuba-CIMMYT relations

September 14, 2010

Last Thursday, 02 September 2010, CIMMYT welcomed esteemed Cuban microbiologist, Raixa Llauger, to El Batán on an official visit on behalf of the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture. Llauger, senior researc …


India and CIMMYT agree to establish new research institute for South Asia

September 10, 2010

EL BATAN, 06 September 2010—On a historic day for CIMMYT, Director General Thomas A. Lumpkin and Dr. S Ayyappan, Director General of  the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),  signed a join …


CIMMYT hosts student groups

September 6, 2010

Last Thursday, 26 August 2010, CIMMYT said farewell to a group of 21 visitors from Texas A&M University, USA, that spent two weeks in Mexico learning about CIMMYT’s history, current projects, and …


CIMMYT has a new BOT member

September 3, 2010

The CIMMYT community welcomes Cornelis Fransiscus Broekhuijse as the newest member of the CIMMYT Board of Trustees. The son of a farmer and a native of the Netherlands, Broekhuijse developed a passion …


GMP director visits Zimbabwe

September 1, 2010

During the week of 15 August 2010, Boddupalli Prasanna, director of the Global Maize Program, visited CIMMYT-Zimbabwe to participate in the first day of the “Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) M …