Pests, diseases & disorders

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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Bunch pests

Corm pests


Physiological issues and disorders

For more information contact:

The Better Bananas team
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
South Johnstone
13 25 23 or email  

This information has been developed as part of the National Banana Development and Extension Program (BA19004) which is funded by Hort Innovation, using the banana industry research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture. The Queensland Government has also co-funded the project through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
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