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Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.

Food security
News

Ted McKinney and representatives from state agriculture departments learn about relevant maize and wheat research during visit to global headquarters in Mexico.

Food security
Features

Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.

Capacity development
News

Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.

Climate change
News

Scientists unlock evolutionary secrets of landraces through a study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.

News

Pakistan’s National Philatelic Bureau issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor the 100th birthday, last 25 March, of late wheat scientist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.

Capacity development
Features

Whether you are a scientist, a researcher or simply interested in learning more about the vital staple crop that provides 20 percent of the world’s calories, the Wheat Atlas can help.

Climate change