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

Plantain    None Given

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?


Posted by: jaime viqueira (1 point) jaime viqueira
Posted: November 25, 2013


David Hughes commented,
Please send some images of the plants and we can help you diagnose. That should be the first step in deciding the action to take

almost 6 years ago.

Lindsay McMenemy commented,
Also, where are you located? Pesticide regulations vary greatly between regions/countries
almost 6 years ago.

sunil commented,
I THINK FIRST YOU HAVE TO BALANCE THE Ph OF SOIL,THEN SEED SELECTION AND SEED TREATMENT WITH ORGANIC FUNGICIDES(PSEUDOMONAS,TRICHODERMA ETC,)BEFOR PLANTING PUT 250GMS OF CRUSHED NEEM FRUIT(DRIED) ,NEVER ALOOW THE CHEMICALS IN THE FORM OF PESTICIDES OR FERTILIZER IN THE FARM .USE VERMICOMPOST,SHADE DRIED COWDUNG, NITROGEN,POTASH FIXING BACTERIA .ALL THESE THING KEEP YOUR FARM FRESH AND GREEN
over 5 years ago.



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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.


Posted by: Charlie B. (84 points) Charlie B.
Posted: November 26, 2013




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