about 3 years ago

What pesticide should I use to treat Blood disease in Plaintain crops?

My plaintain crops leaves are collapsing and necrotic. I need to know how to treat them. So what pesticide you recommend I use, or if there is another alternative to resolve this problem?

1 answer

Charlie B. about 3 years ago

If the plants truly have blood disease infection (named for the reddish-brown discoloration of the pulp in infected fruits), I do not think that any pesticide will help. Blood disease of plantains and bananas is a systemic internal bacterial wilt, caused by a strain of Ralstonia (Pseudomonas) solanacearum. I looked up some information on this disease. It seems the disease is primarily found in Indonesia and has been managed by eradication of infected plants, quarantine (restrictions on the movement of vegetative plant parts) and the search for resistant cultivars.

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