One objective for RUSTFIGHT is to provide early warning of new virulent and aggressive strains of yellow rust that compromise R-genes of commercial interest via a web-based ICT platform maintained by the Global Rust Reference Center (GRRC).
In 2012 widespread attacks of yellow rust were found in Central and West Asia - especially in the mountain areas of the Himalayan region. See more on the interactive Survey Mapper
See more on the interactive Virulence Mapper
See more on the interactive Pathotype Mapper