Panama disease

Panama disease

Photo by Jeff Daniels

  • attacks Cavendish in tropical regions
  • marginal yellowing of leaves
  • leaves turn brown, dry and collapse
  • skirt of dead leaves around plant
  • discolouration of cut stem and corm
  • spread in plant parts, suckers, soil or water
  • persists in soil for many years

High priority pest of: Bananas

Scientific name: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (exotic vegetative compatibility groups)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol