Common pests, diseases & disorders of banana
Bananas can be impacted by a range of pests, diseases and disorders. Having appropriate management practices in place is essential for ensuring good quality fruit. Below is some general information on some of the major pests, diseases and disorders of banana. It also includes summaries of recent trial work undertaken by researchers from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
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Crown end rot (Several species including, Musicillium theobromae, Fusarium equiseti-incarnatum species complex, Colletotrichum musae and Thielaviopsis musarum)
Crown end rot trial work