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4 months ago

What are these earthworms doing on my banana bush?

In one banana tree out of many I found what appears to be earthworms in the crotch of the base of the leaf next to the tree..where water collects. It also has a large amount of...

1 answer · 276 visits

4 months ago

Dwarf Cavendish

I am interested in banana breeding (Dwarf Cavendish for a climate resistance variety, especially for Fiji), can anyone please suggest where can I get a good trial materials...

Fiji and Brisbane
1 answer · 210 visits

5 months ago

Why Midrib bends ?

The midrib of new emerging leaf of banana plant bends. What is the controlling steps ?

1 answer · 234 visits

6 months ago

banana leaf getting dry

banana leaf getting dry .drying starts from the lower leaf .what may be the issue and remedy

2 answers · 280 visits

7 months ago

Varieties of bananas locally available

Discuss about following different types of bananas locally available, their distribution and appearance. 1. apple banana 2. cooking type 3. roasting type 4. beer type

1 answer · 230 visits

11 months ago

Leaves break at petiole

I have a banana plant in my yard, about 2 m tall, don't remember the variety, that produces large, beautiful leaves. When they fully extend, the petiole bends and the leaf...

2 answers · 349 visits

about 1 year ago

How to get rid of ants in banana

My banana has ants I need to get rid of them before they dry up my bananas

2 answers · 857 visits

about 1 year ago

Wilting White/Brown Leaves on Banana Plant

I have a 4-year-old dwarf Cavendish that had to spend last winter in a less-than-ideal location in my walk-out basement, so it started this year out puny. It is shown in the...

1 answer · 434 visits

about 1 year ago

Banana plant

My banana plants fail to get the whole bunch out of the tree completely. What is the problem and what is the remedy?

0 answers · 422 visits

over 1 year ago

Banana problems

What causes white spots on the banana leaves - is it a disease in bananas or an insect infestation?

Nairobi Kenya
1 answer · 839 visits

over 1 year ago


Please inform me a cure for black sigatoka. I am having persistent problem in my plantation. I have used Psudomonos [organic fungiside] and trichoderma,....not effective.Please...

1 answer · 866 visits

over 1 year ago

I need help with my banana

I have black spots on the socks of my tree it is not affecting the leaves but it's starts at the bottom of the plant and comes up with little black spots what do I do

North Carolina
1 answer · 786 visits

over 1 year ago

Yellowing leaf edges

I have two types of banana, a Saba, and an Ice Cream, both gotten and planted at a foot tall (more or less) both are growing nicely, the Saba is about 14 ft., the other about 8...

Florida Keys
1 answer · 884 visits

over 1 year ago

Are bananas GMO's

I was researching into extracting seeds from banana and I was stunned to know that these commercial bananas that we eat don't have the seeds that can grow a banana out of. So...

1 answer · 941 visits

almost 2 years ago

Yellow streaks in three months old banana plant

I have planted 200 banana plant three months ago. Fertilizer application as per standard recommendations. Also applied micro nutrients. But recently i saw approximatey 25 of...

Kerala, India
2 answers · 1,513 visits

almost 2 years ago

Banana varieties in Uganda

What are some of the varieties of bananas in Uganda? Can you provide some pictures of the various varieties and features they possess?

1 answer · 1,944 visits

about 2 years ago

Purple streaks on banana leaves

I have a dwarf banana that did well when I got it from the nursery but now some purple streaks started appearing on its leaves! I don't see any pests on or under it's leaves but...

1 answer · 1,222 visits

almost 3 years ago

Banana tree turning yellow and wilting

Hello All, I bought a Banana tree that's about 3 years old it was healthy in a pot and It was doing ok until I transplanted it to the ground. It was good for about 2 weeks...

1 answer · 3,694 visits