At the opening session of the International Wheat Congress 2019 in Saskatoon, the director general of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Martin Kropff, told a gathering of 900 wheat scientists that, with CIMMYT support, Bangladesh developed blast resistant wheat in the quickest possible time. Read more here.
Funders & Partners
- CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (WHEAT)
- International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.
The first blast resistant wheat variety has been released in Bangladesh.