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Latest International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas Stories

2012-08-31 13:46:18

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.

2011-04-20 15:08:33

Researchers meeting at a scientific conference in Aleppo this week reported that aggressive new strains of wheat rust diseases – called stem rust and stripe rust – have decimated up to 40% of farmers' wheat fields in recent harvests.

2009-09-23 08:05:31

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.

2009-09-11 10:46:03

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.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.