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Old 08-15-2019, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

A very heartbreaking and sad news..........




TR4 confirmed in Colombia as country declares "national emergency" | Banana Link


https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019...na-plantations


Colombia removes TR4-affected banana plants


https://www.thepacker.com/article/up...irmed-colombia




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Old 08-15-2019, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

This is more than an "Ouch!" How does one assure oneself that material we now get does not have it if it is expressed only after 3 - 4 years!!!
Means we will have to be extra careful of where we get material from... and where we send it to.
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Default Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

Our grocery stores will be full of Goldfinger in 25 years and people will be talking about how good the Cavendish banana was.
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Default Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

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Our grocery stores will be full of Goldfinger in 25 years and people will be talking about how good the Cavendish banana was.
,,,,,,,feel bad for the farmers
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I also feel very bad for all the farmers and people
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