plant diseases

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Protecting farmers from wheat blast, a lethal plant disease, could be made easier through enhanced monitoring and forecasting tools.

Features

CIMMYT and CGIAR scientists use forecast information to prevent the spread of crop diseases and identify locations where crops will grow most effectively.

News

The developments will create capacity for national and international research and improve processes for disease screening in wheat.

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The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.

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Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.

Publications

Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.

News

Nepali researchers get trained on rapid diagnostics tool and get ready to monitor yellow rust in the 2022/23 wheat season.

Features

The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.

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Renowned CIMMYT plant breeder recognized for elite wheat varieties that reduced the risk of a global pandemic and now feed hundreds of millions of people around the world.

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CGIAR webinar examined the technological, sustainability and social implications of integrated approaches.

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Experts and over 900 participants tackled the agricultural, social, and environmental consequences of climate change-driven impacts on plant health.

Features

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

News

Longtime CIMMYT collaborator Ruth Wanyera nears retirement from an honorable and decorated career in wheat research.