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Live from 2010 technical workshop of Borlaug Global Rust Initiative in St. Petersburg

May 30, 2010

IMG_1962smallMore than 600 wheat breeders, pathologists and representatives of national agricultural research institutions arrived in St. Petersburg to discuss rusts affecting wheat production globally. After introductory remarks byJeanie Borlaug Laube (BGRI chair), Ronnie Coffman (BGRI vice-chair), and Dr. Swapan Datta, DDG (CS) of ICAR, day started with session on ‘World of Rust: Global perspectives’:

Afternoon session was focused on ‘Global Climate change: Projected Impacts on Rust Epidemiology’:
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The day ended by discussion moderated by Kathie Kahn on ‘Management of Major Genes and Minor Genes’ (recording of the presentations and discussions will be available on http://www.globalrust.org) in week or two.