Project Number: 0210-22310-004-27-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Mitigate the threat of wheat stem rust disease, particularly Ug99, to the Pakistani wheat crop. Increase wheat yields and enhance wheat production with both improved varieties and greater adoption of best management practices.
ARS will complete agreements for various elements of project implementation with CIMMYT (development of new varieties of rust-resistant wheat), ICARDA (agronomy to optimize wheat production), the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory (characterize wheat stem rust races in Pakistan), and ARS Raleigh (genotyping to support effective breeding for wheat rust protection).