DA 11 strengthens Fusarium Wilt management
- Written by CHERRY MAE D. PALICTE
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DAVAO CITY –The Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 has allotted a total of P102 million budget to combat Fusariumwilt or Panama disease for this year.
Fusariumwilt , a destructive fungal disease of banana plants can be described as a “classic” vascular wilt disease and it invades the vascular tissue (xylem) through the roots causing discoloration and wilting.
“Like any other diseases, early detection and adequate knowledge is our best defense,” DA regional director RemelynRecoter said and urged banana farmers, local government units, and private sector to partner with her office in implementing regulatory measures to combat the dreaded diseases.