UG99 wheat disease spreads as Uganda prepares to release resistant varieties

Wheat at a trial site in Kisumu, Kenya. Ugandan scientists are collaborating thier counterparts across the border to check wheat diseases. PHOTO BY LOMINDA AFEDRARU

What you need to know:

A wheat disease that was discovered in Uganda continues to spread across continents. Various efforts are being made to check its spread.

It is always the goal of agricultural scientists globally to breed varieties with the capacity to resist pests and diseases and it is also their desire to see farmers reaping good yields out of what they sow.

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