Bananas

Find out information on current partnerships and research activities with the banana growers.

Banana Plant Protection Project

Research to develop of a plant protection program for bananas, targeting control options and resistance breeding for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc. TR4). Objectives include:

  • assessing different varieties for pest resistance
  • evaluating disinfectants and their efficacy in killing the Foc spores
  • developing a quantitative real time Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay to detect the fungus in soil, in collaboration with the South Australian Research and Development Institute.

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Sharl Mintoff: sharl.mitoff@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 24 September 2019

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