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Varieties Resistant to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense is commercially used in the Philippines against Panama Disease epidemics

The article in the following link states that the first resistant Cavendish banana has been developed through GMO approach. This article is inaccurate — http://www.freshplaza.com/article/185084/World-first-Panama-disease-resistant-Cavendish-bananas-developed#.Who9IfKRFLw.facebook The Taiwan Banana Research Institute (TBRI) developed resistant Cavendish since the mid 90s to address Foc TR4 problem that beset Taiwan banana industry since 1967. The Taiwanese breeders employed selection […]

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Fusarium Wilt in Vietnam

Two years ago (November 2015), I went to visit northern Vietnam with Dr Tranh of FAVRI and Dr. Chao of TBRI. We visited a 300-hectare plantation of Tall Williams in Lao Cai province, a hilly plantation in the border of Vietnam and Yunnan province of China. It was a very panoramic plantation curbed on the […]