Keeping track of rust

‘The disease that never sleeps’ is how Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug once described wheat rust, a group of deadly, constantly changing fungal pathogens that pose a serious threat to food security worldwide.

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Science for all

India’s wheat crop is critical to the nation’s food security. Farmers across the country now use their cell phones to send pest sightings and growing conditions to the Directorate of Wheat Research in Karnal, led by Indu Sharma, member of the WHEAT Management Committee.