Fusarium wilt of banana in the background, on susceptible variety Gran naine. Bioversity International is hands on in helping the small Cavendish growers in Davao City, Philippines by partnering with them in research on the field evaluation of resistant varieties and sharing with them science based information for the integrated management of Foc TR4.
Dr. Agustin B. Molina Bioversity International/Banana Asia Pacific Network Western media is fixated with reporting that Panama Disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc TR4) will lead to the disappearance of Cavendish bananas from supermarkets. This is in reaction to certain researchers predicting the unavoidable incursion of the fungus into Latin American banana […]