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GAL banana resistant to Fusarium race 4 to arrive in Ecuador

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Published Apr 16, 2024

Tridge summary

Ecuador is taking proactive steps to protect its banana industry from the Fusarium race 4 fungus, a significant threat to banana crops, by importing a resistant variety named GAL from an Israeli company, Raham Merisrem. Scheduled for April 18, this import aims to initiate trials and adhere to Ecuador's biosafety protocols. This move, including the introduction of another variety, Formosana from Galitec, offers the Ecuadorian banana sector viable options to combat the spread of the fungus, already detected in neighboring Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela.
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Original content

The Banana and Plata Cluster of Ecuador reported that the import process of this variety of Israeli origin from the Raham Merisrem company, resistant to the Fusarium race 4 fungus, was approved. This will occur on April 18, to then begin the corresponding trials and compliance with the biosafety requirements and protocols in the country. GAL is of the Cavendish type and for two years the Ecuadorian banana industry was seeking its approval. With the confirmation of the arrival of the material, the South American country will have the GAL varieties from Rahan Meristem and Formosana from Galitec, as alternatives in banana ...
Source: MXfruit
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