Yellow rust resistance in IWWIP germplasm in Uzbekistan in 2016. IWWIP lines represented much lesser severity than released and pipeline varieties. Area planted with yellow rust resistant winter wheat varieties developed through international collaboration and analysis of fungicide cost in 2016 and potential savings to farmers from growing just one variety in 2017.
International winter wheat travelling seminar was initiated by IWWIP in 2007 in Turkey with the objective of bringing together IWWIP cooperators to share the results, discuss challenges and develop future cooperation directions. Travelling seminar was conducted in 2009 in Ukraine, in 2011 in Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, in 2013 in Uzbekistan and in 2015 in Azerbaijan and Georgia. In 2017 Krasnodar Agricultural Research Institute and Agricultural Research Center “Donskoy” proposed to host the seminar in Russia. The seminar attracted 74 participants from 17 countries of Central and West Asia, Eastern and Western Europe.
Prof. Amir Amanov and Dr. Javansir Talai has visited to biotechnology and pathology group in Ankara.
Director of Uzbek Research Institute of Genetic Resources, Prof. Amir Amanov
Director of Azeri Reearch Institute of Farming, Dr. Javansir Talai
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Project: “Improving food security by enhancing wheat production and its resilience to climate change through maintaining the diversity of currently grown landraces”
Regional Workshop “On-farm diversity of wheat landraces: where they are and how we preserve them for the future” has been made at Hotel Crown Plaza, Ankara, Turkey in January 19-20, 2017.
IWWIP annual meeting has been made in January 16-18, 2017 in Ankara. Some presentations are available as PDF.
MR. GOLDEN GRAIN
The Life and Work of the MAHARAJA OF WHEAT
Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram
XIX INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SMUTS AND BUNTS was organized in May, 2016 in Izmir- TURKEY.