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Under the peel

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TR4 as a driver of agroecological approaches in banana production

Jeff Daniells Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Ground Cover 70px Australian scientist shows how the TR4 incursion in Queensland is changing banana farming in the region.
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Dialogue on the future of plantain-based cropping systems

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Sylvain And Thierry 70px Dialogue between a supporter of agroecological approaches to intensify Plantain-based cropping systems and a sympathetic skeptic.
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Ecuador, top exporter is not a banana republic

Douglas Southgate Friday, 17 June 2016
Ecuador Top Exporter 70px Book on how Ecuador became the world's largest exporter of bananas.
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The original banana split

Edmond De Langhe Thursday, 26 May 2016
Solomon Islands Village 70px
Scientists think they figured out where Plantain and Maoli-Popoulu bananas originated.
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Would the true peduncle please stand up?

Jeff Daniells Thursday, 03 March 2016
True Peduncle 70px Scientists take apart a bunching banana plant to match name to function.
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Soil health and suppressiveness: new directions in banana research?

Marcia Barquero Quirós Thursday, 14 January 2016
soil health icon Analysis of key issues in banana soil health highlighting the importance of managing soils as a living system.
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Remembering Markku Hakkinen

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Markku Hakkinen One of the world’s leading authorities on the taxonomy of wild bananas passed away.
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The trap of extinction stories on bananas

Anne Vézina Friday, 18 December 2015
New Scientist Cover Extinction stories are drawing the wrong lessons from the previous epidemic of Fusarium wilt on bananas.
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