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Banana is a large, perennial plant growing around 8 metres tall. Looking somewhat like a tree, it is a herbaceous plant whose top growth dies after flowering, to be replaced by new growth from the rootstock. Bananas are a staple food and one of the most prolific of all food crops, producing more than cassava, and several times as much as wheat and potatoes They are one of the most commonly cultivated food crops in tropical and some subtropical regions of the world. The plant also has a range of medicinal and other uses.

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  1. Recurso clave
    1/6/1998 Hay más de cien especies principales de frutas en los trópicos, haciendo una contribución interesante al apetito y también a la nutrición. Estas especies varían en sus requerimientos ecológicos, en estación de producción, en rendimientos, usos, y por supuesto en otras características. Las tres...
  2. 20/3/2019 This book is designed as a simple introduction to the more common food plants of the Philippines. It is hoped people will take greater pride and interest in these plants and become confident and informed about how to grow and use them. Many of the local food plants that occur in every country are...
  3. 19/2/1998 Dr. Phil Rowe, with the Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research (FHIA), has developed two robust hybrid bananas that are resistant to Black Sigatoka. These new hybrids are also resistant to Panama disease and tolerant of nematodes.
  4. 20/10/2006 Food security in Burundi is under threat due to fears that an incurable banana disease, which has already been reported in several neighboring countries, could sweep across the nation.
  5. 20/4/2008 The technique described in this article is very practical and applicable in certain situations. For example, it is becoming very useful for us here in Gamboula, Central African Republic (CAR), to produce planting material to distribute to our agroforestry cooperatives. It would also be helpful as...
  6. 19/10/1996 Is Morning Always the Best Time to Harvest Vegetables and Herbs?"> Insects in Tropical Stores (A Poster) Use of Vegetable Oils to Protect Stored Beans From Bruchid Beetle Attack Banana Juice Protects Seeds From Insects The Simplest Way to Control Bean Beetles Appropriate Technology Juice...
  7. 26/10/2016 This document was originally prepared in response to hurricane Matthew in 2016. As organizations are responding to Hurricane Matthew damage in Haiti and in other parts of the Caribbean, they are developing short, medium, and long term plans of how to respond. With much of the damage in Haiti...
  8. 26/11/2019 Session: Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. Musacearum (Xcm) and Banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) caused by banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) (genus Babuvirus, family Nanoviridae) are two most important banana diseases threatening food security in the...
  9. But one of the most overlooked parts of the plant is its stem that often goes to waste after the culmination of production. While in many parts of India, the tender core of the stem is a part of local cuisines, the utilisation of the banana stem has found little scope in India, which is strange...
  10. Abstract, Journal of Soil Science and Agroclimatology, 2017 Banana stem water content is 90%. Therefore, it is potential as an alternative for planting media in limited agriculture lands due to their function changes. The aim of the research is to obtain information on cultivation technology and...
  11. Banana is a large, perennial plant growing around 8 metres tall. Looking somewhat like a tree, it is a herbaceous plant whose top growth dies after flowering, to be replaced by new growth from the rootstock. Bananas are a staple food and one of the most prolific of all food crops, producing more...
  12. Origin:Edible bananas originated in the Indo-Malaysian region reaching to northern Australia.
  13. Growing bananas does not take much effort, but it does require that you get a few things right when you first get started. Banana plants can offer many benefits: They make great windbreaks or screens, they can keep the sun of the hot western side of your house, they utilize the water and...
  14. 1/1/1994 The author of this book, realized in good time that banana management education was the key word to salvage the situation. Unfortunately such education exised in forms not easily available to the farmers. This book fills a critical vacuum for adequate banana education to farmers, extension...
  15. 1/1/1992 In this book, Lessard explains how to grow bananas in the tropical and subtropical climates of the world. He speaks as a grower to other growers and serious hobbylists. This book is also of use to greenhouse growers in any of the temperate climates of the world.
  16. 1/1/1996 This series examines economically important horticultural crops selected from the major production systems in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climatic areas. Systems represented range from open field and plantation sites to protected plastic and glass house, growing rooms and laboratories....
  17. 1/1/1982 The purpose of this bulletin is to give Advisory agents and growers a comprehensive resource guide on banana production. New advances in cultivation, packing and transporting bananas are also included. Through reading and understanding the various steps, it is hoped the entire banana export...
  18. 1/1/1995 This bulletin reviews the current status of banana virus diseases in the region, and discusses current control measures and their effectiveness.
  19. Growables Edible bananas originated in the Indo-Malaysian region reaching to northern Australia. They were known only by hearsay in the Mediterranean region in the 3rd Century B.C., and are believed to have been first carried to Europe in the 10th Century A.D. Early in the 16th Century,...
  20. Banana trees are very easy to grow for the gardener who likes delicious tree ripened tasty fruit, lush tropical foliage and the fastest growing - tallest of all flowering herbaceous plants. Ty Ty Nursery grows banana trees in fields just like row-crop farmers cultivate fields of cotton and corn....
  21. Banana trees are very easy to grow for the gardener who likes delicious tree ripened tasty fruit, lush tropical foliage and the fastest growing - tallest of all flowering herbaceous plants. Ty Ty Nursery grows banana trees in fields just like row-crop farmers cultivate fields of cotton and corn....
  22. Bananas & Plantains Cassava Other roots & tubers Potatoes Sweet potatoes
  23. 12/4/2018 Whether passing through, or invited into the home, it would take a visitor to any number of Myanmar’s Karen communities only a few minutes to realize the importance of agriculture. Small home gardens are common to nearly all households, and may be second only in occurrence to the pig that can be...
  24. AccessAgriculture Training Video En todo el mundo, la gente come plátanos y bananos. Mientras algunas personas preparan el plátano como su alimento principal, muchos lo comen como fruta fresca. Una vez cosechados, los bananos no se preservan mucho tiempo y son fácilmente dañados durante el...
  25. Recurso clave 1/1/2016 The 2015 Paris Climate Summit attempted to define specific actions related to the sequestration of atmospheric carbon, which continues to reach ever greater concentrations (currently over 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide). To curb climate change, 350 parts per million or less is regarded...
  26. Abstract,Agronomía Mesoamericana, 2017 El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar un diagnóstico sobre el conocimiento que tienen agricultores de papaya, palma aceitera y banano de Costa Rica, sobre coberturas vivas y la disposición a implementarlas. Se construyó un instrumento de evaluación que...
  27. 12/4/2016 Plantains and several banana varieties are mainly propagated through vegetative means. The slow rate of sucker multiplication is one of the major constraints to plantain production The usual process of sucker removal and transplanting has been observed to be inadequate and encourage infection...
  28. AccessAgriculture Training Video Aprender cómo reconocer a los picudos del banano, cómo evitar que entren a las nuevas plantaciones y cómo atraparlos. Idiomas disponibles Bambara Bangla Chichewa / Nyanja Español Fon Francés Hindi Inglés Kikuyu Kinyarwanda / Kirundi Kiswahili Luganda Tamil...
  29. Sustainable Agriculture Research Elizabeth Langford, Patrick J Trail, Abram J Bicksler, Rick Burnette Abstract Smallholder farmers raising pigs in northern Thailand rely heavily on banana stalks as a fermented feed source, but struggle to reproduce banana plants fast enough to keep up with...
  30. 20/10/2014
  31. 28/10/2014 The Great Lakes region is a major production area of banana (Musa ssp.), with higher per capita consumption levels than anywhere else in the world, The region is home to the East African highland bananas (EAHB), which are an important food and cash crop for more than 30 million people in the...
  32. 7/2/2017 Updates on recognition and management of Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW) in East Africa shared. Presenter : Dr. Alliy Saidi Mbwana is a Veteran Principal Agricultural Research Officer who worked with the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries on bananas for over 36 years initially as a...
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  35. Banana is the third leading tropical fruit crop. Some 85% of what is produced is consumed locally, and it therefore plays a significant role in food security in the African, Latin American and Asian countries where it is grown. It is also the world's most exported fruit, and is economically and...
  36. Fruit Edible parts -Fruit, Flowers, Vegetable, Stalk, Corm, Root, Bud These are the main group of cultivated bananas. They can be classed into diploid, triploid and tetraploid kinds with variousamounts of the A or B parents. They grow 2-9 m high. They are large non woody herbs with broad long...
  37. Access Agriculture Training Video Instead of planting suckers directly, you can grow many new healthy plants from each bulb. Learn how to disinfect the bulbs using a natural solution and place them in moist sawdust in a germination box. From one bulb you can get at least 50 healthy suckers that...
  38. University of Florida,Jonathan H. Crane and Carlos F. Balerdi, Revised 1998 Bananas are vigorously growing, monocotyledonous herbaceous plants. There are two species of banana, Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana, and most banana cultivars are hybrids of these species. Banana cultivars vary greatly...
  39. Fruit Edible parts -Fruit, Flowers, Flower stalk, Stem The banana false stems usually have black marks on them. The canal of the leaf stalk is like an open drain. There are dry flapswhere the leaf stalk joins the false stem. The leaves are paddle shaped. These are diploid bananas. They can be...

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