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Use of Picloram for Eradication of Banana Diseased with Bunchy Top. R. Gary Beaver, Associate Professor and Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Guam, Mangilao 96913. Plant Dis. 66:906-907. Accepted for publication 18 January 1982. Copyright 1982 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-906.

Bunchy top disease has severely reduced banana production on Guam. The herbicide picloram (Keipin formulation) effectively eradicated diseased bananas with no detrimental effects to adjacent plants.

Keyword(s): Musa sp., tropical, virus.