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Can you Grow Bananas in Hydroponics?

Can you Grow Bananas in Hydroponics?

Aquaponics and Hydroponics
All over the world, banana production is facing a major crisis. The industry, which relies heavily on a single vegetatively propagated crop (Cavendish), is under attack by deadly pathogenic fungi. Black Sigatoka and Panama disease (Fusarium) wipe out banana plantations, pollute the soil, and spread rapidly between production areas. This is not a new phenomenon with banana cultivation. In the 1950s, the monoculture of one of the first widely grown commercial crops, Gros Michel, was wiped out by banana pathogens, leading to the development of the Cavendish variety, then resistant to Fusarium. However, as we all know, pathogens have an incredible ability to evolve and mutate, new strains of Fusarium have been developed and are threatening the banana industry once again. Ninety-fiv...