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Banana bunchy top virus in Hawaii

Saturday, 15 December 2007
The Banana bunchy top virus continues to make headlines in Hawaii, this time on Molokai, where extension efforts are underway to control the spread of the disease. It was first observed on Kaua’i in 1997, reaching O’ahu eight years later.

Expert argues that tissue-culture bananas are not adapted to small-scale farmers

Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Benjamin Chege from the National Horticultural Centre in Kenya says that the future of tissue-culture bananas lies in reaching out to farmers who own large farms.