Cornell University

Blast: A Serious Wheat Disease

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Barton Lab, 310
738 Castle St, Geneva, NY 14456, USA

PPPMB Seminar - Barbara Valent.  Wheat blast is an intractable disease that emerged in Brazil in 1985.  The disease moved to Bangladesh one year ago and has recently been discovered in India.  Dr. Valent describes her work leading the international Blast Integrated Project aimed at understanding and controlling this aggressive and destructive disease.

Videoconferenced to 404 Plant Science.


Event Type



Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Sustainability


nysaes, pppmb, sips, sipsseminars


Barbara Valent

Speaker Affiliation

Kansas State University

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