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Study seeks to develop cold tolerant bananas

Extreme cold temperature causes humans to suffer from hypothermia. For bananas, temperatures that go lower than 10°C can hinder their growth or even cause plant death due to what is called the “chilling injury.” Periodic chilling injury cause huge financial losses to farmers and seriously hampers the development of banana industry in China. Banana     (Musa […]

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 […]