Sigatoka on Banana

Black and Yellow Sigatoka are two of the most common fungal diseases that infect bananas and plantains. Both diseases have the potential to cause major yield losses if left unchecked. These┬ádiseases cause lesions on leaves that greatly reduce the photosynthetic capacity of leaves, thus reducing the availability of food for the plant itself. These diseases are widespread and present in […]

By | 2016-05-29T09:58:10+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Categories: Food, Plants|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A closer look at a mangrove die-off

The first day of the 7th biennial ASAC meeting has come to an end! Here is a link to the talk about the mangrove die-off in The Marls: A closer look at a mangrove die-off

We will post more talks and posters from ASAC as they come in so stay tuned!

Infected Mangrove Leaves

The first inoculation trial was successful in that we were able to re-isolate the fungus (Pestalotiopsis) we infected leaves with from small, developing lesions. The second trial is underway and as you can see from the feature image, we are seeing┬ásimilar lesion symptoms we see in the field in the lab. We have to re-isolate from this lesion […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:58+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Categories: Mangroves and Creeks, The Marls|Tags: , , |0 Comments