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Farming and Crop Protection

BASF’s Solution for Banana

Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. As a rich source of fiber, carbohydrate, potassium and vitamins, they are an integral part of human diet. As a result, we are dedicated in helping banana farmers to produce sufficient quality crop for consumption. 

The Philippines is one of the top five exporters of bananas. More than 80% of the bananas are produced on the island of Mindanao, with Davao, Northern Mindanao, and Socsksargen as the top regions and Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Bukidnon as the top three provinces.

Banana quality indicators, such as fruit shape, color, uniformity, flavor, nutrition, and aroma all directly affect its storage and freshness, in addition to market selling prices.

BASF offers innovative and flexible solutions such as Volley®, Cumora®, Opal®, and Cabrio® targeting the dreaded Sigatoka disease.

Banana disease control tips

  • Accurately diagnose diseases and pests (fungus, bacteria, virus, physiological), apply crop protection products based on symptoms.
  • Pay attention to the application time of crop protection products (early prevention, timely application), times (based on disease condition, avoid excessive application which might lead to adverse impact).
  • Even spraying
  • Pay attention to the application environment
  • For special diseases, based on specific disease positions, decision application method (root irrigation or spraying leaf or stem).

Protective and curative fungicides are used in combination, fungicides with different mode of actions should be used alternately.

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