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The world's top wheat experts today reported a breakthrough in their ability to track Ug99 and related strains of a deadly and rapidly mutating wheat pathogen called stem rust that threatens wheat fields from East Africa to South Asia.
Researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases â€“ called stem rust and stripe rust â€“ have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests.
Scientists gather in Buenos Aires to find a way forward for agriculture in vast dry areas, where the poor are most vulnerable to land degradation and climate change.
Scientists in Aleppo, Syria, propose to establish international repository laboratory of wheat rust pathogens as efforts intensify to repel existing invasions and anticipate new ones.
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