New website

We are proud to present our new website: www.fusariumwilt.org . Panamadisease.org will maintain accessible, but there is a serious plea to dissociate the name Panama from the disease in banana. The main reason, though was to keep up...

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Project together with Rahan Meristem

Rahan Meristem, and Wageningen University & Research engaged into a project targeting at identifying Cavendish bananas with improved resistance to Panama disease or Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp....

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Gert Kema crossed the globe

During the autumn of 2016 Gert Kema visited several important banana research teams and banana production regions and discussed many ongoing and new research projects around the globe. Philippines Kema...

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Visit from the Philippines

A high diplomatic delegation from the Philippines visitied Wageningen Univerity and Research as well as several spin-off companies with major activities in Mindanao on November 22. The delegation comprised of Arnel V. de Mesa (National Deputy Project Director,...

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The threat of Panama Disease

In 2015 Dr Gert HJ Kema made aerial images of banana plantations in the Davao region of Mindanao, the Philippines; the heart of commercial Cavendish banana production for the export trade. The Tropical Race 4 lineage of the...

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Team meeting in Miami

As a satellite meeting to the 2016 International Banana Congress & ACORBOAT meeting in Miami, Florida, the INREF team met at the University of Florida and Tropical Research Center, Homestead, Florida, April 18-19 2016. The meeting was organized by Prof. Dr. Randy...

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Corbana publishes documents on TR4

Corbana, the National banana corporation of Costa Rica, recently has published some Spanish documents that address the Tropical Race 4 issue. These aim to raise awareness of the recommendations that can help...

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KEMA VISITS BANANA PLANTATIONS IN CHINA

In May, Gert Kema, group leader of the banana research group of Wageningen UR, visited China to discuss the current Panama disease situation and new ways to slow down and prevent further spreading among Chinese banana...

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PANAMA DISEASE OUTBREAK IN AUSTRALIA

In Australia, in March 2015, the first outbreaks of Panama disease in banana plantations were reported. Farmers, authorities and other organisations work together to limit the spreading of this devastating banana disease to...

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Wageningen Banana day

On November 18, the Wageningen Banana Day (WBD) will be organized. Professor Emeritus Ivan Buddenhagen (UC-Davis, USA), one of world’s renowned banana scientists opens the event with a keynote lecture. After lunch, a...

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