Dreaded Banana-Infecting Fungus Spreads to Latin America

A new artificial intelligence (AI) app developed by researchers from Africa's Bioversity International led by Michael Selvaraj allows banana farmers to identify and combat outbreaks of pests and diseases. Designed to be used with a smartphone, both on and offline, it's claimed to operate with an average success rate of 90 percent... Continue Reading AI mobile app to tackle banana disease and pest outbreaks Category: Science Tags: Agriculture Apps Artificial Intelligence Disease

Dreaded Banana-Infecting Fungus Spreads to Latin America

Researchers confirm TR4’s presence in Colombia, increasing concerns about the future of the industry.

Tue 20 Aug 19 from The Scientist

Do we need to worry about banana blight?

A fungal banana disease that experts describe as a serious threat to production has reached Colombia.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from BBC News

AI mobile app to tackle banana disease and pest outbreaks

A new artificial intelligence (AI) app developed by researchers from Africa's Bioversity International led by Michael Selvaraj allows banana farmers to identify and combat outbreaks of ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Gizmag

A Banana-Killing Fungus Has Reached Latin America. Does This Spell the End for Bananas?

A banana-killing fungus has finally reached Latin America, as scientists long feared it would.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Livescience

Fears of world banana shortage as Colombia declares national emergency due to destructive fungus

The fungus has been detected across 180 hectares in the northeastern province of La Guajira. It could halt imports of the five billion bananas that come to the UK every year.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News

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Mon 19 Aug 19 from Wired Science Blogs

A Fungus Could Wipe Out the Banana Forever

Tropical Race 4 has spread to the region where most exported bananas are grown.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Wired Science Blogs

Mobile app shows promise as banana disease spreads

The Tumaini app can identify five banana diseases including the deadly fungus that has been detected in Latin America.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from SciDev.Net

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