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2015.01.20 | Research news

New cereal varieties will need less pesticide

Scientists from Aarhus University and commercial breeders and leading foreign research institutions will in partnership develop new varieties of wheat that are resistant to a number of devastating fungal diseases. The project has been granted 17 million Danish kroner from Innovation Fund Denmark.

Submission of wheat rust samples for diagnosis

Please find the guideline: "Sample collection procedure for GRRC race analyses of wheat rusts 2016" here

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Race analysis of Yellow rust at GRRC

Please find reports of the non-European Puccinia striiformis race analyses activities at GRRC 2010 - 2016:

Definitions of genetic lineages and races

Sampling site focus in 2017 will be selected by staff at ICARDA, CIMMYT and NARCs in Africa and Asia, with a focus on high risk epidemic areas. Since 2011, GRRC also accepted samples of stem rust (Puccinia graminis tritici) as agreed upon with the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative and the phase II of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat Project (DRRW) and now continued in the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project (DGGW), 2016-2020. GRRC can only process samples according to available space and resources at any time, and we cannot guarantee to process all samples received.

 

 

RUSTFIGHT - Meeting the new challenges from infectious rust fungi on crop plants

The Danish Research Council for Strategic Research is contributing 19.8m DKK to a new research project to be led by Aarhus University. The results from the project will bring more knowledge to the prevention and control of wheat rust.

The research will be a collaboration between The Global Rust Reference Centre at Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark, Sejet Planteforædling and leading international institutions.

In the project the scientists will try to decode how and why the fungus starts to develop so aggressively. They will also prepare a list of the genetic codes of the fungus – the so-called effectors – that are responsible for the ability of the fungus to adapt to new wheat varieties. These effectors will be screened and used to develop wheat cultivars with durable rust resistance.

Another ambition is to track down rust resistance in resistant wheat varieties and strains made available from international institutions to Danish plant breeders.

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