Pest and disease resistance
At the recent G20 MACS, CIMMYT endorsed joint agricultural research and innovative partnerships to address global challenges facing agrifood systems through a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary approach.
Inauguration of the international soil-borne pathogens research & development center in Ankara, Turkey
CIMMYT partners with Turkish Ministry to strengthen defenses against food security threat.
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Source: The Hindu (11 Feb 2023)
Arun Kumar Joshi provides insights into why India is expecting record levels of wheat production this year.
Identifying opportunities for collaboration and information sharing between agricultural scientists in India and Türkiye.
Elite wheat lines from the work are being freely shared with partners worldwide.
A unique study by CIMMYT scientists in Türkiye in collaboration with scientists from the Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Türkiye demonstrate the prevalence of fungi species in wheat production areas in Kazakhstan, which could be affecting wheat yield and quality.
Impressions from attendees of the VIII International Cereal Nematode Symposium.
CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.
Weather data and crop disease simulations can power predictions of wheat blast outbreaks, new study shows
Protecting farmers from wheat blast, a lethal plant disease, could be made easier through enhanced monitoring and forecasting tools.
CIMMYT’s experimental station in Obregón is a mecca for wheat research and breeding, where scientists have access to state-of-the-art field facilities and an ideal location.
Source: China Minutes (7 Sep 2022)
China is the largest global producer and consumer of wheat. The country’s breeders are developing high quality, high yield varieties, with resistance to the droughts and crop blights that have increased in frequency and spread due to climate change.
A research team in Mexico has been awarded the BGRI Gene Stewardship Award for their groundbreaking work on wheat breeding.
The developments will create capacity for national and international research and improve processes for disease screening in wheat.
Genetic analysis of the Afghan wheat landrace KU3067 reveals resistance to leaf rust and stripe rust, which can be used to develop further disease-resistant wheat varieties.