Research Progress, Challenges, Future Perspectives on the Management of Fusarium Wilt of Banana in Malaysia: A Review



  • Authors : Clement, W.K.F.; Vadamalai, G.; Saidi, N.B.; Zulperi, D.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2019

  • Journal title : Malaysian Journal of Science

  • Volume (number) : 38 (2)


  • Pages : 47-66

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 2600-8688

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The global banana production is threatened by Fusarium wilt a fungal soil-borne disease caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc). In Malaysia, Foc Tropical Race 4 (Foc-TR4) is the most devastating disease that has completely wiped out the Cavendish plantations in 1990s. The TR4 strain attacks a diverse range of bananas and plantains which makes disease management challenging. In this review, we have summarized the current status of Fusarium wilt in Malaysia, current knowledge on the epidemiology of Foc and recommended control measures outlined by the Department of Agriculture (DOA) in preventing and/or avoiding disease spread. Research progress on the control of Foc-TR4 in Malaysia was also presented to highlight current findings and the knowledge gaps in each approaches. Recommendations for future studies were included to improve current disease management approaches while possible challenges were also provided for researchers, farmers and policy makers to consider.

  • Keywords : EPIDEMIOLOGY; FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. CUBENSE; MALAYSIA; FUSARIUM WILT; REVIEW; DISEASE MANAGEMENT

  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN190615


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