stem rust

Mary Guttieri and Bob Bowden earn award for pioneering work with wheat genes

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Two U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists working on the Kansas State University campus are part of a national team that has earned praise for its pioneering work in building sturdy resistance to a highly-virulent strain of stem rust in wheat. The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative awarded its 2020 Gene Stewardship award to […]


Wild Emmer

Mining wheat’s wild side for global food security

MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University wheat geneticist is receiving nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, for two projects to improve the genetic diversity of wheat. Modern wheat is historically a genetically narrow species. Centuries of focused breeding to […]


Punya Nachappa

Punya Nachappa discusses Wheat Curl Mites

Punya Nachappa, assistant professor at Colorado State University explains how wheat curl mites avoid insecticides, how climate change is leading to increasing populations and why breeding for host plant resistance is key to preventing outbreaks.


WGRC Greenhouse

Take a tour of the greenhouse

Join us for a virtual tour of wheat’s wild relatives in our greenhouse space at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center