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21.02.2019 | Research news

GRRC annual report on wheat yellow rust 2018 released

This report presents results on Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) genotyping of samples of Puccinia striiformis from wheat and triticale collected across four continents in 2018, with reference to 2017 results.

Figure 1. Recovery and diagnosis of samples of wheat stem rust in GRRC quarantine facilities. Photo by Mehran Patpour

07.02.2019 | Research news

Re-emergence of stem rust on wheat in Western Europe

In a commentary in Communication Biology, published 4th February 2019, scientists evaluate the risks of re-emergence of wheat stem rust in Europe. In general, the wheat rust “problems” in Europe have been addressed via multiple national initiatives, but in 2018, a new EU H2020 research and innovation program was launched, dealing with all three…