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Research Project: Pakistan Wheat Production Enhancement Program

Location: Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation

Project Number: 0210-22310-007-03-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 20, 2017
End Date: Sep 30, 2017

Objective:
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.

Approach:
ARS will complete agreements for various elements of project implementation with the ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory (characterize wheat stem rust races in Pakistan), ARS Raleigh (genotyping to support effective breeding for wheat rust protection), and ARS Pullman (identify wheat stripe rust isolates from Pakistan).