Cross-regional collaboration brings wheat blast protection to farmers in Bangladesh and Brazil.
Source: World Grain (19 Mar 2021)
Genetic analyses show that a destructive wheat blast fungus that travelled from South America to South East Asia is now established in Zambia under rain-fed conditions.
High-zinc and climate-resilient varieties poised to boost production for farmers and nutrition for consumers.
Source: SciDev.Net (3 Nov 2020)
Wheat blast is a serious threat to wheat production and can lead to yield losses of up to 100 percent.
Source: Rural 21 (9 Oct 2020)
Wheat blast poses a serious threat to rain-fed wheat production in Zambia and raises the alarm for surrounding regions and countries on the African continent with similar environmental conditions.
Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.
Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.
Looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Researchers urge donor agencies to support the dissemination of new blast-resistant, biofortified wheat in Bangladesh.
They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.
Workshop participants learned how to use the latest in technology to identify and keep track of the deadly Wheat Blast disease.