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Wheat Rust Toolbox

The Global Rust Reference Centre (GRRC) is actively involved in the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project (DRRW) that is a component of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI). Within the framework of the DRRW project, the Global Cereal Rust Monitoring System (GCRMS) was established to survey and monitor the spread of aggressive strains of stem rust. Working with both FAO and CIMMYT we developed the Wheat Rust Toolbox as a database and a web platform including tools for data upload, storage, analysis and display of the data generated in this project.

All tools generated online from the toolbox, are available on this page in stand-alone versions, but they will be integrated with other information and disseminated via the GCRMS information system - Rust Tracker and at FAO, Wheat Rust Disease Global Programme.

The development of the Wheat Rust Tolbox was co-financed by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Contact Details

For more information about Rust Tracker and the Global Cereal Rust Monitoring System. Please contact:

Dave Hodson

Global Cereal Rust Monitoring System,
Socio-economics Program, CIMMYT-Ethiopia.

Mail: ILRI/CIMMYT, PO Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251 (0)116172302
Fax: +251 (11) 6172001

For more information about the Wheat Rust Toolbox, Please contact:

Jens Grønbech Hansen

Dept. of Agroecology
Aarhus University
Blichers Allé 20, Postboks 50
DK-8830 Tjele

Tel.: +45 8715 7718
Mobile: +45 2485 8031

For more information about the FAO Wheat Rust Disease Global Programme, Please contact:

Fazil Dusanceli

Agriculture Officer (EMPRES -Plant Pathology)
Crop Production and Protection Division, Room B746Bis;
Phone:+39.0657054930, Fax: +390657055271; Email:

The Wheat Rust Toolbox was co-financed by:

logo IFAD

International Fund for Agricultural Development
Via Paolo di Dono, 44
00142 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39-0654591
Fax: +39-065043463 - E-mail

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Revised 24.08.2015