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.