Control of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (E.F. Sm.) Snyder and Hansen tropical race 4 causing Fusarium wilt in banana cv. “Lakatan”
This study was conducted to evaluate control strategies using chemical and organic based formulations against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 (Foc TR4) causing Fusarium wilt in banana cv. “lakatan”. Fungicides such as Dibromo-3-nitropropionamide (10 ml/liter of water) and Tebuconazole +Trifloxystrobin (1 g/liter ofwater) were effective against Foc TR4 in Lakatan both in vitro and in nursery conditions. These fungicides can be used as effective disinfectants or soil drench that can be included in the implementation of integrated disease management against Foc TR4. Meanwhile, organic-based formulations were found ineffective in the control of the Foc TR4 pathogen.