Video focuses on banana disease research
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CTA. 1992. Video focuses on banana disease research. Spore 40. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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video entitled Panama disease - the banana industry under threat
A wide range of banana cultivars, some of them the most popular varieties, now appear to be susceptible to Fusarium wilt. This is particularly critical in East Africa where the wilt is spreading rapidly. In Australia, the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (QDPI) has produced a video entitled Panama disease - the banana industry under threat (Panama disease is a colloquial name sometimes used for Fusarium wilt). The video covers the development, management and occurrence of the disease causing fungus in bananas in Queensland. It describes the life-cycle of the disease and shows the symptoms in roots, stems, leaves, bunch stalks and fruit in both Cavendish and Lady Finger bananas. Both internal and external damage are illustrated. Management practices aimed at limiting the spread of the disease are also examined; current QDPI research programmes into the different races of the fungus and the development of resistant cultivars are described. The 15 minute video is available in PAL format, in either VHS or BETAMAX sizes at $A25 plus cost of airmail postage at $Al0 for one copy, $A22 for two and $A37 for three to five. Other formats (NTSC and SECAM) are available at extra cost. QDPI Publications GPO Box 46 Brisbane 4001 AUSTRALIA