Godwin Macharia explaining his research on stem and leaf rust resistance in Kenyan wheats to workshop participants.
A workshop on Cereal Rust Phenotyping was held on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota on July 8-10, 2012. The workshop was sponsored by the Stakman-Borlaug Cereal Rust Center (S-BCRC) and the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project. Nine participants attended the workshop, which was led by Brian Steffenson and Pablo Olivera. The first morning of the workshop involved general presentations on cereal rust diseases and methodology for handling the pathogens. In the afternoon session, participants were given hands-on experience in scoring infection types on plants and different methods for coding rust assessment data for association mapping. In the evening, a picnic was held so the participants could meet other cereal rust workers in the S-BCRC. The following morning, participants toured the rust research plots on campus, the Cereal Disease Laboratory, and the University of Minnesota Plant Growth Facilities.
Pablo Olivera demonstrating the technique for obtaining rust isolates from wheat leaves.
Event: BGRI 2013 Technical Workshop
Date: August 19-22, 2013
Location: New Delhi, India
Saving Wheat: Rusts Never Sleep | documentary film produced by Twin Cities Public Television and University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology | VIEW IT ONLINE
Obligate biotrophy features unraveled by the genomic analysis of rust fungi | by L. Szabo et. al | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
This four-minute video podcast summarizes S-BCRC researchers' role in the nation-wide effort to protect barley from Ug99. | LINK
Scientists in Kenya Try to Fend Off Disease Threatening World's Wheat Crop | Under-Told Stories Project
Testing Hybrids and Tossing Sandals in the Fight Against 'Wheat Rust' | by Fred De Sam Lazaro | PBS NewsHour
From Uganda to Minnesota: A Race to Save Food and Humanity | by Lee Egerstrom | Minnesota 2020
Red Menace: Stop the Ug99 Fungus Before Its Spores Bring Starvation | by Brendan I. Koerner | Wired Magazine