Can agriculture bring South Asian countries together?
An article in Amar Ujala in India explores the cross-country collaboration instigated by the Borlaug Institute for South Asia.
Scientists step up wheat landrace conservation efforts in Afghanistan, Turkey and other countries in the region
In 2009, a team of wheat scientists from CIMMYT, ICARDA, FAO, and national partners set off on a five-year expedition across Central Asia to collect as many landraces as they could find.
CIMMYT scientists identify novel genomic regions associated with spot blotch resistance
Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.
International scientists awarded grants supporting the HeDWIC-FFAR project to boost climate resilience in wheat
Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.
New publications: Genome-wide breeding to curtail wheat blast
Researchers evaluate the use of genomic selection in wheat breeding against deadly fungal disease.
Multi-trait genomic-enabled prediction enhances accuracy in multi-year wheat breeding trials
Researchers found that prediction performance was highest using a multi-trait model.
Researchers identify optimal strategy to maximize genomic estimated breeding values
Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.
First complete cytological characterization of the 2NvS translocation
Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.
FFAR grant develops climate-resilient wheat
CIMMYT researchers and partners are applying genomics, remote sensing and big data analysis to fortify the crop against climate-related stresses.
Molecular breeding speeds development of better seeds
Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.
Landmark study generates genomic atlas for global wheat improvement
CIMMYT contributes to sequencing genomes of 15 wheat varieties around the world.
Progress and opportunities for CIMMYT spring wheat breeding
Scientists in the Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat for Improved Livelihoods (AGG) project share history and latest results at annual wheat research gathering.
Retrospective quantitative genetic analysis and genomic prediction of global wheat yields
A new quantitative genetics study makes a strong case for the yield testing strategies CIMMYT uses in its wheat breeding program.
Massive-scale genomic study reveals wheat diversity for crop improvement
A team of scientists has completed one of the largest genetic analyses ever done of any agricultural crop to find desirable traits in wheat’s extensive and unexplored diversity.