Bloom Agro provides the world's first effective treatment for Foc-TR4 contaminated water.

Foc-TR4, a brief introduction:

Foc-TR4 (or Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4) is the new variant of the causal agent of Fusarium wilt in Cavendish bananas.

This economically devastating disease has spread within Southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East and East Africa.

Foc-TR4 is known to survive for decades in the absence of its banana host through resilient chlamydospores and as a non-pathogenic parasite of weed roots

Several ways for the pathogen dissemination have been identified:

  • Infected plant parts, including symptomless infected seed pieces.
  • Surface waters used for irrigation.
  • Soil and soil contaminated tools.
  • Farm equipment, clothes, footwear, and animals etc.

In the absence of Foc-TR4 resistant clones, and without effective biological, chemical or cultural measures, effective exclusion and quarantine measures become essential.

Bloom Agro have created the world's first solution for treating surface water contaminated by Foc-TR4.For information about Bloom's solution, please click here.