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Del Monte and Australian university research disease-resistant bananas

Del Monte and Australian university research disease-resistant bananas

Published on Feb 23rd, 2021

Del Monte has teamed up with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia to develop sustainable disease-resistant bananas. The main focus will be on breeding varieties with resistance to Tropical Race 4, a fungus that has blighted the world’s banana crops over the past decade. Del Monte’s involvement in this research is aimed at ensuring the industry’s long-term sustainability and overcoming the main challenges.

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