diseases

Food security
Press releases

Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.

Food security
Features

Maize lethal necrosis has taught us that intensive efforts to keep human and plant diseases at bay need to continue beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

Innovation and technology
Features

New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Food security
In the media

Source: Plantopia (9 Apr 2020)

CIMMYT senior scientist Dave Hodson discusses striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics on new podcast.

Food security
Features

Experts share their insights on the link between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases.

Food security
Features

Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.

Climate change
Features

Although farmers have been battling pests and diseases since the dawn of agriculture, experts warn that climate change could accelerate or expand their spread.

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.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

New research describes a revolutionary early warning system that can predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.

Food security
News

Researchers found farmers who increased both the area growing resistant varieties and the number of wheat varieties grown per season saw the biggest yield increases.

Innovation and technology
Features

Multispectral and thermal images taken by cameras on unmanned aerial vehicles are helping researchers to monitor the resistance of maize to tar spot complex and other foliar diseases.

Food security
Features

In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.

Food security
Infographics

They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.

Food security
Features

Delegates review the third year’s progress of the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project.