First antibiotic-resistant chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and now this. Cavendish banana's getting pozzed en masse like we in a Castro Street bathouse in 1982, boiiii:
Apart from the export trade, 85% of banana production is for local consumption and many of the cultivars used for this purpose are also susceptible to infection.[3]
organic bananas
"There's not enough land to grow enough organic bananas to make them a practical replacement for all of our supermarket bananas. That's because organic bananas, in order to fight disease, have to be grown at higher altitudes and cooler temperatures. That's the way it works. And there are just not enough high-altitude, cool-temperature places that are also hospitable to growing tropical bananas in order to make organic bananas a viable, you know, total replacement for those standard 69-cent- a-pound bananas you find in your local market." (Source.)
As fungicides are largely ineffective, there are few options for managing Panama disease.[4] Chemical sterilisation of the soil with methyl bromide significantly reduced incidence of the disease but was found to be effective for only three years after which the pathogen had recolonised the fumigated areas.[13] Injecting the host plants with carbendazim and potassium phosphonate appears to provide some control but results have been inconclusive. Heat treatment of soil has also been tried in the Philippines but the pathogen is likely to reinvade the treated area.[3] The greatest hope for managing this disease in infested soils is the development of genetic modifications that will provide resistant cultivars.[14][15]Modified bananas developed in collaboration by Ugandan and Belgian scientists were reported in 2008 to be being grown experimentally in Uganda.[16]

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