(Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Yearender)Banana industry ends year in bad shape; sees challenging year ahead 

DAVAO CITY, Dec. 26 — The year 2015 is not a good year for the banana industry as stakeholders hardly recovered from losses due to unresolved problems. Industry leaders even anticipate a carryover of the difficulties into 2016.

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Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Filipino scientists developing novel way to boost disease resistance in abaca 

By Cielito M. Reganit

MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — Researchers at the National Abaca Research Center (NARC) in the Visayas State University may have found a way to induce disease resistance in abaca and substantially increase fiber yield by exploring abaca’s innate resistance to fungal diseases such as Fusarium wilt.

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Obama leaves for Latin American visit

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama leaves for Latin American visit 

WASHINGTON, April 9 — U.S. President Barack Obama left on Wednesday for a trip to the Caribbean and Central America, with a hemispheric summit in Panama dominating his agenda.

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Disease threatens Australian banana industry

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Disease threatens Australian banana industry 

SYDNEY, March 16 — Australian banana growers are facing an industry-destroying disease, which is threatening their 600 million Australian dollar (USD458 million) crop.

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DA-11 strengthens Panama disease management, allots P102-M budget

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA-11 strengthens Panama disease management, allots P102-M budget 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 4 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 11 has allotted a total of P102 million budget to combat Fusariumwilt or Panama disease for this year.

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