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SDSR meristem destruction

Caption:
Congolese farmer destroying the apical meristem to prevent the regrowth of a sick banana plant. The procedure is part of a technique called single diseased stem removal (SDSR) that is used to control Xanthomonas wilt, better known as BXW.
Keywords:
BXW disease, Crop protection, SDSR, Single diseased stem removal, Xanthomonas wilt
Date shot:
April 2014
Locality:
Katana
Province/State:
South Kivu
Country:
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Photographer:
Blomme, Guy / Bioversity International