Potassium Sorbate and Kamantigue Leaves Crude Extract Against Fusarium Wilt

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CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study Banana is a popular fruit. It's easy to peel, easy to eat, and easy to find, typically located in a prominent spot in the produce section of a grocery store. With the wheels of the grocery cart still moving, we don't stop to think about the battles the banana grower had to fight to provide a perfect fruit for our convenient consumption. Fusarium wilt or Panama disease is a severe disease of banana plants caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense. This disease kills susceptible banana plants and there is no cure up to this time and can wipe out entire plantations and neighboring areas if control and containment is not properly managed. The disease is spread by infected planting
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Banana is said to be one of the priority crops in Southern

Mindanao, particularly in Davao provinces. This fruit is said to be exported in different places. With this study, the government will be able to raise the quality and quantity of banana sold. Farmers. Since Panama disease is resistant to the commercial fungicides

known, this study, if proven to be effective can help the research groups and famers to control the disease. Vendors. With the abundance of banana, dealers will have plenty of supply to the market, resulting to cheaper prices in the market. Banana Dealers and Exporters. With the abundance of banana, dealers will have plenty of supply to the market, resulting to cheaper prices of the commodity. In addition, the export industry will boom due to production of banana, propagated and grown.

Scope and Limitation The study was limited to the determination of the efficacy of the potassium sorbate and kamantigue to control Panama disease destroying the bananas in Davao Province. Determination of antifungal property was limited depending on the amount to be used of the substance. Determination of antifungal property was limited to the qualitative sensitivity of the test organism to the extract in the antifungal bioassay performed using the food poison technique. The plates were incubated for seventy-two (72) hours and observations were made within this length of time. recommended that this study was to be done in

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