Plant pathologist Dr. Matthew Rouse works at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Cereal Disease Laboratory (CDL) and serves as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. As part of the CDL, Dr. Rouse’s research mission is to reduce losses in wheat and barley to major diseases, including stem rust and leaf rust. Excellent team members at the CDL, the University of Minnesota, and international collaborators worked with Dr. Rouse to make rapid progress in identifying new stem rust resistance genes, establishing new field disease screening nurseries in Ethiopia, and assisting breeders in the release of stem rust resistant wheat varieties across the globe. The World Food Prize awarded Dr. Rouse the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application in 2018.
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