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      Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas Volume 3 : Diseases and pests 

      The past, present and future of Fusarium wilt of banana caused by Tropical Race 4

      1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
      Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
      TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Pest Control, SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Tropical Agriculture, Pest control / plant diseases, Commercial horticulture, Tropical agriculture, Sustainable agriculture, Agricultural science, Pest control, Horticulture, Tropical agriculture - practice & techniques, Sustainable agriculture, Agricultural science
      Fusarium wilt, Tropical Race 4, bananas, Cavendish bananas, disease control, control methods

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          Fusarium wilt of banana (FWB) Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is caused by the plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium odoratissimum. At present, the spread of TR4 has been documented in at least 21 countries throughout all major Cavendish banana-producing regions of the world. It seems inevitable that TR4 will continue to spread to other regions that are currently not affected, as exclusion and field management have failed to contain the fungus. As this chapter shows, breeding for resistance to diversify the banana crop for the export trade and smallholder settings and developing control methods based on the latest insights are essential to manage TR4 to save an essential staple food for millions of people and the world's most favorite fruit.

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          9781835451045
          11 March 2024
          Affiliations
          [1 ]KeyGene B.V. (Netherlands)
          [2 ]University of Queensland
          [3 ]The University of Queensland (Australia)
          [4 ]Wageningen University and Research
          [5 ]Wageningen University
          10.19103/AS.2022.0108.05
          e5a1865e-46b7-41dd-b578-d03b14418929
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          TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Pest Control,SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture,TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science,TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture,TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Tropical Agriculture,Pest control / plant diseases,Commercial horticulture,Tropical agriculture,Sustainable agriculture,Agricultural science,Pest control,Horticulture,Tropical agriculture - practice & techniques,Sustainable agriculture,Agricultural science

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