News tagged with stem rust

New wheat varieties resist global wheat threat

( -- Innovative techniques in wheat breeding are necessary to meet the needs of the world's growing population and overcome environmental challenges, said Ravi Singh at the American Association for the Advancement ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Plant disease -- more than a crop killer

The devastating consequences of emerging infectious diseases on crops in developing countries and their economic and social impacts are often underestimated, according to a new study by Maurizio Vurro and his colleagues from ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Uncovering the mystery of a major threat to wheat

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have solved a longstanding mystery as to why a pathogen that threatens the world's wheat supply can be so adaptable, diverse and virulent. It is because the fungus that causes ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Ecology
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