Fusarium wilt disease on banana, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4 (TR4), is a major threat for banana plantations.
In August 2019 ICA – Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario announced the confirmation of the presence of Fusarium wilt Disease Tropical race 4 in the country (follow link). ClearDetections has been in close contact with the scientist in charge of the diagnostic of FOC TR4 in Colombia Dr. Fernando Garcia-Bastidas by providing support and a fast and reliable tool to help identify this problem.
ClearDetections Real-Time PCR Diagnostic kit Panana Disease (FOC TR4) is being used to detect the pathogen in infected samples, by providing an easy, fast and reliable tool for diagnostic.
ClearDetections is grateful for the trust and collaboration from Dr. Fernando Garcia-Bastidas and we are available to collaborate with any country or organization facing the threat of FOC TR4.
The first step to tackle the problem is Diagnostics!
For further information and collaborations please contact our Operations Manager Marta Santos.