First report of Cladosporium musae on banana in South Africa

An unknown speckle disease was recently observed on Cavendish banana leaves in Levubu, the most northern of the five banana-growing regions of South Africa. Morphological examination of infected material and single conidial isolates of the causal organism revealed that it was Cladosporium musae. Isolates of the fungus were subjected to pathogenicity testing… CONTINUE READING