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Surveillance training to control wheat blast in Bangladesh

40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.


CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification community

Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, has assumed leadership of the recently formed Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s (ASA) Environmental Quality se …


Entrenched gender roles threaten women’s longevity in research careers

Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate an …


A ton of seed shipped to the doomsday vault at Svalbard

More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.


CIMMYT scientist cautions against new threats from wheat rust diseases

Scientists are concerned over the proliferation of highly virulent fungal wheat diseases, including two new races of yellow rust and a new race of stem rust.


Breaking Ground: Caixia Lan on identifying building blocks for rust resistant wheat

Support for research into breeding crops resistant to wheat rust is essential to manage the spread of the deadly disease, which has caused billions of dollars of yield losses globally in recent years, …


Breaking Ground: Bhoja Basnet sets sights on increasing wheat yield potential through hybrid seeds

Scientist Bhoja Raj Basnet shares his journey from Nepal to Mexico where he joined CIMMYT as a postdoctoral fellow working in the bread wheat improvement program.


New study reveals how controlling wheat hormones can cool hot crops

A plant-aging hormone could increase wheat yields by 10 to 15 percent in warm locations, according to a recent study published in New Phytologist journal.


Crop sensors sharpen nitrogen management for wheat in Pakistan

Pakistani and CIMMYT scientists are working with wheat farmers to test and promote precision agriculture technology.


Agricultural researchers forge new ties to develop nutritious crops and environmental farming

Scientists from two of the world’s leading agricultural research institutes will embark on joint research to boost global food security.