First is the attack of banana bunchy top
virus that destroys the whole crop, and second is the low yield.
The first of these native traits to be at the commercialisation stage is tolerance to Cotton Bunchy Top
disease; a viral disease, spread by the cotton aphid.
Rhizosphere and endophytic bacteria for induction of systemic resistance of banana plantlets against bunchy top
Banana production is also hampered by various crop viruses like bunchy top
virus, diseases and pest attacks besides nutrition deficiencies.
Other significant diseases which are causing economic losses for the growers include sigatoka, bunchy top
, and moko (bacterial wilt).
Spread of banana bunchy top
and other plant virus diseases in time and space.
Bio hardening with plant growth promoting rhizosphere and endophytic bacteria induce systemic resistance against Banana bunchy top
virus (BBTV) in banana.
After the cane formation, the attacked plants show peculiar bunchy top
Then there were specimens of pepper attacked by nematodes; eggplant damaged by fruit and stem borer; ampalaya with fruitfly damage; banana sucker infected with bunchy top
virus; coconut leaves bearing brontispa attack, and so many others.
Rickettsial relative associated with papaya bunchy top
Merits of cultivating this cultivar are it can withstand under water-logging, resistant to Fusarium wilt and fairly resistant to bunchy top
Mango Malformation: Compact leaves formed at the apex of shoot bunchy top
seedlings and are usually shallow with few tertiary roots show necrosis.