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Threatening Disease of Commercial Banana in Designed Landscapes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: James Calkins
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Bananas (Musa spp.) are increasingly being used in designed landscapes, but may be threatened by a devastating disease. Most nursery, landscape, and garden center professionals have probably never heard of Panama disease, a Fusarium wilt disease caused by the ascomycete fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. Most likely, this is because Panama disease is a disease of banana plants (Musa spp.) which are, of course, fairly uncommon in Minnesota. In recent years, however, this has been changing. Read full article.

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