Special Issue "Towards the Integrated Management of Fusarium Wilt of Banana"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021) | Viewed by 22068
Interests: epidemiology; integrated disease control; risk assessment
Interests: epidemiology; risk assessment; soil health; integrated disease management
Fusarium wilt of banana Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is currently ranked as the greatest threat to the banana sector worldwide. The recent outbreak in Colombia took the disease to the pandemic level. Finding integrated approaches for both subsistence small-holder farm settings and more commercially oriented production systems is key. Limiting the spread of TR4 requires more effective mobilization and collaboration among global, regional, national, and local agencies and platforms to strengthen plant quarantine, containment, and mitigation efforts. This Special Issue will provide a state-of-the-art overview of Fusarium wilt of banana research, with a special focus on Tropical Race 4. The papers will cover a diverse range of research themes, including diagnostics, surveillance tools, country responses, biosecurity, management strategies, and advances in the development of resistant varieties. This Special Issue will comprise research outputs from Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Dr. Guy Blomme
Dr. George Mahuku
Dr. Miguel Dita
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- Fusarium TR4
- integrated control
- molecular techniques