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CIMMYT launches Ug99 Rust Tracker

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has launched “Rust Tracker”, a monitoring programme to track the Ug99 strain of wheat stem rust ( Puccinia graminis f sp tritici) and its variants as well as stripe rust ( Puccinia striiformis) across the globe from East Africa to south Asia. Using field and laboratory data submitted by farmers and scientists, the programme can monitor 42 million ha of wheat in 27 developing countries.


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