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Pesticides used in banana plantations


Data from 9 countries have shown a correlation between quantities of pesticides used and annual rainfall, especially for fungicides used to control leaf spot diseases.
Data from 9 countries have shown a correlation between quantities of pesticides used and annual rainfall, especially for fungicides used to control leaf spot diseases.

Bananas produced for the international trade are the among the most pesticide-intensive food crops. This portal documents the main pesticides and herbicides used in commercial banana plantations.

 
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Fungicides

Insecticides

Nematicides

Herbicides

1. Risède, J.M., Lescot, T., Cabrera Cabrera, J., Guillon, M., Tomekpe, K., Kema, G.H.J. and Côte, F.X. 2010. Challenging short and mid-term strategies to reduce pesticides in bananas. From Science to Field Banana Case Study Guide. ENDURE, Paris, France. 8p.

 

This portal was initiated by a grant from the Ministère français de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt to the World Banana Forum.White
Contributors to this page: Anne Vézina .
Page last modified on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:57:17 CET by Anne Vézina.