Guadeloupe's efforts to contain black leaf streak

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

Following a report that black leaf streak had landed in Guadeloupe, the Martinique and Guadeloupe association of banana producers (UGPBAN) will be advising growers and plantation workers on deleafing measures that by keeping the inoculum level low should help reduce the use of fungicides. According to a radio clip (in French) done four months after the detection of the fungus, the spread of the disease has been very limited so far.