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Vegetative ground cover stimulates Foc antagonists

Soil condition has something to do with the control or expression of Fusarium wilt disease of bananas as the disease’s causal organism, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc) , is a soil-borne fungus. Literatures report of Foc-suppressive soils where susceptible banana cultivars can still be grown with little yield loss. However, such an occurrence may be […]

Bananas with multiple male buds: Nature’s flaw?

Bananas are, without a doubt, one of the most consumed fruit crops in the world. But not all banana cultivars are utilized for food. Many mutant clones that are being grown across Thailand are used mainly for their cultural and aesthetic values.  The ‘double Mahoi’, ‘Kluai Roi Pli’ and ‘Kluai Roi Pli Lueang’ are some […]

BAPNET gears for its 8th SC Meeting

On 23-24 November this year, country and institutional representatives of the Banana Asia Pacific Network (BAPNET) will gather for its 8thBAPNET Steering Committee meeting inKaohsiung,Taiwan. A biannual network activity, this meeting will provide a platform to revisit banana R&D collaborative priorities, review national banana programmes, and identify research needs and points of convergence and possible […]