Report of Black Sigatoka disease in bananas in Tobago

Publication Date
Thu, 27 Sep 2012, 00:00
Last Updated
Sept. 26, 2012, 9:01 a.m.
Report Number
TTO-05/2
Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Pest Id
Mycosphaerella fijiensis - (MYCOFI)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Banana and Plantain
Geographical Distribution
Widespread in Tobago
Summary

Black Sigatoka disease was discovered in Trinidad in 2003 but was not detected in Tobago in a survey in 2005. However, in December 2011 the pest, Mycosphaerella fijiensis was found to be widespread in Tobago. This is the first report of the disease in Tobago

Danger
Can destroy the banana and plantain industry in Tobago
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