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TR4, Black Sigatoka and the future of the banana industry

Future Lab

February 7, 2019

14:00 - 14:30

Hall 26

Banana production is under threat. Black Sigatoka and Panama disease are by far the most important fungal disease in global banana production, irrespective of the destined markets. The underlying factor is genetic uniformity. The solution is innovation: a suite of new, excelling and resistant banana varieties meeting future market demands and anticipating on a changing consumer preference.


Fred Searle, Nachrichten Redakteur, Fresh Produce Journal, Fruitnet Media International GmbH


Prof. Gerrit H.J. Kema, Wageningen University and Research