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Go ahead! Transplanting banana plantlets from BXW-infected fields is not a problem

Newly published CIALCA research finds that symptomless suckers sourced from diseased fields can be used as planting material.
08/28/2017

Newly published CIALCA research symptomless suckers sourced from diseased fields can be used as planting material where externally-sourced clean planting material is not accessible. The practice is able to revive banana plots and keep infections to economically viable levels. This practice however has to be backed with rigorous application of cultural control practices such as complete mat removal or single disease stem removal in combination with tool sterilization and early male bud removal.

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Sivirihauma_et_al._2017_-_Use_of_symptomless_banana_suckers_-_AJAR.pdf (369 K)

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