Wheat blast was first identified in 1985 in Paraná State of Brazil. It rapidly spread to the important wheat-producing regions of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay and has become a devastating disease for wheat production in this region. Yield loss to this disease can be greater than 75% in severely affected fields.


 


 

During Dr. Cruz’s research in Bolivia, the rainy season caused very rough road conditions. Travel up and down the mountainous landscape was treacherous at times.


 

Lab activities and updates for the J Stack Lab at Kansas State University

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