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EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/161

FAO/IPGRI Technical Guidelines for the safe movement of Musa spp. (2nd edition)

FAO and IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, previously IBPGR) have recently issued a revised edition of the technical guidelines for the safe movement of Musa spp. Information is provided on diseases of Musa species: Abaca mosaic, banana bract mosaic, banana bunchy top, banana mosaic and banana streak. Details on symptoms, geographical distribution, significance, host range, transmission are given in these guidelines, also with relevant data on treatments to be used in order to ensure safe movement of planting material of these crops. So far, FAO/IBPGR have already published guidelines for the following crops: cocoa, Musa (1st and 2nd edition), edible aroids, yam, sweet potato, legumes, citrus, cassava, grapevine, vanilla, coconut, sugarcane and small fruits.

They can be obtained from:

Publications Office, IPGRI Headquarters
Via delle Sette Chiese 142
00145 Rome


FAO/IPGRI, 1996-06.