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Default Fusarium/panama disease

I have not been very active here for a while, I have been fighting to keep myself alive for the last 8 years with an undiagnosed illness. Well I am doing a lot better but now my yard is being devastated by Fusarium. My bananas have all the normal symptoms and I am currently ripping them out. I have other plants that are not doing well but that may be due to 120 degree heat. I have a few questions for anyone that has dealt with this.
First one is which variety should I put there after the soil sits for a few months? I am looking at Goldfinger, Raja Puri, maybe a Cavendish. Some sources claim Mysore is panama resistant and some say it is not.
Next one is how easily will it spread while I chop them down. I kind of think the whole yard is probably infected.
I am not upset with the idea of killing all my container plants because it is likely they have been infected by compost made with banana waste. I am planning on moving soon and am starting to think I should not take any plants with. I have many figs and guavas in containers that I was planning to bring to my next home.
My next problem is sterilizing over 500 gallons of container soil, I have done solar heating under plastic in containers and can easily get the soil to 150 degrees and higher.
I may have more questions later but will start out with these.
Thanks for any help and if anyone is interested in some of what I learned while running from doctor to doctor pm me. Most doctors are now just drug dealers, healing you is not in the program anymore. Its all about managing symptoms with drugs.
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