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Monday, 26 September 2011

Using Pseudostem injector for effective control of Fusarium wilt, Erwinia rot and Weevil attacks.

A novel method for effective control of Fusarium wilt, Erwinia rot and Weevil attack in Banana plants.

Using Pseudostem injector:

Step 1:

Prepare a solution of 700ml of water + 300ml of Monocrotophos + 20 gms of Carbendazim + 1 gm of Streptomycin with Tetracycline sulphate.

Step 2:

Take the above solution in a Pseudostem injector. Dig the soil to expose the banana corm and inject 3 ml to 5 ml of the above solution directly into the corm.


Step 3:

Inject an additional dose of 3ml to 5 ml of the prepared solution to the Pseudostem 2 feet above ground level in a 45 degree slanting angle.

  • In severely affected plantations administering a second dose of the above solution is necessary within 15 days for an effective control.
  • Usage of 'Pseudostem injector' is recommended for above 3 months old banana plants only.
  • Avoid inserting the needle beyond 2” as it will harm the main stem.
  • Fusarium wilt (Panama wilt), a fungal disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum is a major disease prevalent in banana growing belts. This fungal disease can be effectively prevented by this solution since it contains Carbendazim - a wide spectrum systemic fungicide (2% concentration) which is administered directly into the affected parts.
  • Erwinia soft rot (Head rot, snapoff, tipover) and Moko bacterial wilt are some bacterial attacks normally affecting tissue culture banana plants. These bacterial attacks are also prevented by the above solution because of the antibiotic ingredient Streptomycin and Tetracycline sulphate in it.
  • Rhizome weevil and Pseudostem borer are some of the major pests affecting banana plantations. By injecting the above solution containing Monocrotophos, a systemic insecticide the weevils and the borers will be killed. The adult weevil feed on Pseudostem and the young larvae on the rhizome so injection in both the plant parts is recommended.
  • Click this link: Panama or Fusarium Wilt, to know more about this fungal disease.  
  
A.Vishnusankar

5 comments:

Manju said...

We had tc banana at our lands. Recently some plants are dying and i could not figure out the disease. Can you please check the photos and mention any remedy or preventive measures for the disease. Thanks in advance.

https://picasaweb.google.com/smruthitravels/Disease?authkey=Gv1sRgCJj5jPrkm5WgggE#

Anup Patil said...

Dear Sir,
First of all I am very much thankful to you for providing such a valuable information about banana cultivation on this blog.

Sir I am a banana farmer. My plants are suffering from Fusarium wilt. So I am planning to go for the treatment suggested on this blog. But I am unable to find Pseudostem injector at our place. I will be very much thankful to you if you can provide me details of traders who can provide me this Pseudostem injector.

Thanks

Director, Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Sciences, University of Colombo said...

Dear Mr Vishnu,
Happy to send this message to you because you are very concern on Poor farmers and planting trees.
We are promoting Banana to small farmers to eradicate rural poverty.It is very successful so far.
One of our problem is Panama disease.I want know whether this injection method described in the web works or not. Please let me know your experience.
Thanks and best regards
Director, Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Sciences,
University of Colombo

Tissue Culture Banana Cultivation Technology said...

Dear Sir / Madam,

Pseudostem Injection is a proven method to control Panama wilt in Banana. Many farmers are practicing it. Success rate is 100 % if done to all plants before noticing wilt symptoms in wilt prone areas. If symptoms persists (in few trees out of the entire injected lot) even after 2 injections, farmers here are going for a III injection to arrest it fully. Do it carefully as described in the blog.

Thanking you,

Yours Friendly,

A.Vishnu Sankar

Director, Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Sciences, University of Colombo said...

Dear Mr Vishnu,
Thanks for your reply.Are you working with Universities in India.If so please let us know.
We like to visit your place to see the results.Please let us know how can we do it.
Panama disease is a big problem for Banana Farmers in Sri Lanka.
Thanks.
Director,
Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Sciences,
University of Colombo,
Weligatta,
Hambantota,
Sri Lanka.

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