Banana bunchy top disease

Tanzanian experts raise alarm over 'new' banana disease

Agricultural scientists have raised the alarm over a deadly banana disease recently detected in the country. The viral disease can reduce banana production by up to 90 percent as infected plants will be severely stunted.

Researchers say this is the first time that the Banana bunchy top disease has been detected in Tanzania and the East African region. This was after DNA samples from banana plants with typical BBTV virus symptoms from Buhigwe district in Kigoma region tested positive.


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