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.
Dwarf Kluai Namwa also known internationally as Pisang Awak (AAB), a dwarf clonal variant introduced from Thailand performs good in the Philippines. It is short in stature with huge and strong pseudostem thus resistant to typhoons . Pisang Awak is a variety sub-group with several variants. It is a very important variety for local markets […]