Section 27
Chapter 26,076

Vascular disease of abaca or Manila hemp in Central America

Waite, B.H.

Plant Dis Reporter 38(8): 575-578


Accession: 026075970

Large scale production of this crop in Central America is threatened by vascular disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum cubense, which lowers the fibre quality. Abaca exhibits more resistance to disease than banana. Proper selection and planting of resistant vars. offers the best protection.

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