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Under the peel

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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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Where bananas come from

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Mixing Strategies 70px Most origin stories of the banana mistakenly leave out the Pacific region as a primary centre of domestication.
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TC, or not TC. Is that the question?

David W. Turner Monday, 31 August 2015
TC plantlets 70px David Turner explores whether tissue-culture banana plantlets are intrinsically superior to conventional planting material.
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The origin of TR4

Anne Vézina Thursday, 18 December 2014
Fusarium Infected Rhizome
Ivan Buddenhagen's theory on the origin of the pathogenic strains that cause Fusarium wilt in bananas.
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Improving bananas by mixing strategies

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Pollination RM 70px There is more than one way of improving bananas. Maybe time has come to consider mixing them.
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The challenges and opportunities of producing organic bananas for export in Sudan

Hans-Willem van der Waal Monday, 15 September 2014
Sudan 70px Sudan may seem an unlikely place for growing bananas, but it has a large potential for organic banana production.
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