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The anthracnose of Abaca, or Manila Hemp

Agati, J.A.

Philipp. Agric 13(8): 337-344

1925


Accession: 013548742

In April and May 1924 fruit bunches of abaca (Musa textilis) severely attacked by anthracnose were collected from the Los Banos district of the Philippine Islands, where infection is stated to be general during the wet season on the leaves of seedlings ranging from 5 to 20 cm. in height. The disease causes only slight damage to the plants, which usually outgrow it when vigourous, and is regarded as of no great economic importance.

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