Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Australian wheat breeders’ relationship with Mexico spans more than 40 years

September 24, 2014

In Australia, over 90 percent of local wheat varieties can be traced back to CIMMYT varieties, reports Kim Honan in a 17 September article on ABC’s Rural website.


Precision farming down under at the national centre for engineering in agriculture

August 15, 2014

In late June, while the great majority of the conservation agriculture community converged on Winnipeg, Canada, in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr. Francelino Rodrigues, a CIMMYT post-doctoral fellow in p …


Australian delegation praises CIMMYT’s global achievements

January 21, 2014

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT The Australian delegation stand with CIMMYT representatives in front of the Gene Bank.Front row left to right: Ambassador Tim George, Ms. Robyn McClelland, Sergeant-at-Arms, …


Australian ambassador visits program in Ethiopia

December 10, 2013

By Dagne Wegary/CIMMYT The Australian Ambassador to Ethiopia paid her first visit to a CIMMYT program this month and commended efforts to improve livelihoods in resource-poor rural households. On her …


Allen McHugh reports on conservation agriculture in China

June 18, 2013

The past few weeks have been busy and interesting in China: preparing for the International Conservation Agriculture Forum in Yinchuan and work travels to Beijing, Yangling (Shaanxi province), and Xuc …


1st International Crown Rot Workshop for Wheat Improvement

November 24, 2012

Crown rot, a fungal soil borne disease of wheat caused by several species of Fusarium, causes significant yield losses on wheat, especially under postanthesis drought stress, and is particularly probl …


Australia’s Grains Research & Development Corporation praises CIMMYT

August 22, 2012

In a recent interview on Ground Cover TV, John Harvey, Managing Director of Australia’s Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), described CIMMYT’s high value to the global wheat research …


SIMLESA: Celebrating two years of achievements, defining the future

April 24, 2012

During 19-23 March 2012, over 200 researchers, policy makers, donors, seed specialists, and NGO representatives from Africa and Australia gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, for the second SIMLESA (Sustaina …


9th workshop on QTL Mapping and Breeding Simulation well received at University of Sydney

March 23, 2012

A three-day workshop on QTL Mapping and Breeding Simulation was held during 7–9 March 2012, at the Plant Breeding Institute of the University of Sydney, Cobbitty, Australia. It was attended by 35 part …


CIMMYT features in GRDC’s Ground Cover magazine

November 24, 2011

The November-December 2011 issue of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) magazine, Ground Cover, stressed the importance of continued funding of wheat research, and highlighted the …


Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister praises SIMLESA achievements in Africa

October 19, 2011

“Agricultural research will remain pivotal to lifting agricultural productivity in the next 50 years as it has over the past 50 years.” This was one of the key messages of Australia’s Foreign Affairs …


Key Australian farmers visit CIMMYT

August 30, 2011

From 19-22 August 2011, CIMMYT hosted six leading Australian grain farmers at Toluca and El Batán. The visit formed part of a tour of farms, private and public research institutes and grain processing …


Deadly wheat disease hits primetime Australian TV

August 18, 2011

CIMMYT-led international efforts to identify and deploy sources of resistance to the virulent Ug99 strain of stem rust have received coverage on ABC1, the primary television channel of the Australian …


CIMMYT-China runs third training course on

May 26, 2009

Nearly 70 participants attended a four-day training course on quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and breeding simulation at Sichuan Agricultural University (Ya’an, Sichuan), 11-14 May 2009. This i …


Tony Fischer wins 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal

January 11, 2008

Former CIMMYT Wheat Program director, Tony Fischer, has won the 2007 Farrer Memorial Medal, an annual award established in 1911 to perpetuate the memory of famous Australian wheat rust researcher Will …


Wheat phenome atlas meetings at CIMMYT

November 16, 2007

Wheat scientists met at CIMMYT El Batán to discuss the wheat phenome pilot project on 12 and 13 November 2007. CIMMYT and the University of Queensland have been working together to develop a “wheat ph …


Wheat agronomy student in the Bell Medal finals

August 14, 2007

CIMMYT wheat agronomist Bram Govaerts has informed the editors that Sarah Chambers, a student with CIMMYT’s wheat agronomy team in summer 2005, was one of the finalists of the 2006 Bell Medal of the U …


Tony Fischer awarded the Order of Australia

August 14, 2007

Former CIMMYT wheat program director and retired program manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Tony Fischer, was awarded the Order of Australia as part of t …


Trustee Çakmak given 2007 Derek Tribe Award

June 30, 2007

CIMMYT Board member and Professor at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, Ismail Çakmak, has received the prestigious 2007 Derek Tribe Award of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engine …


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 …