EARTH University hosts the International Banana Congress

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: July 24th, 2013

From July 29-31, the EARTH University Guacimo campus will host the International Banana Congress. For three days, more than 30 speakers from five continents will give presentations relating to sustainable banana production, including: plant breeding, food security, agricultural management and carbon neutrality.

The congress will pay tribute to Dr. Phil Rowe, who dedicated his professional life to banana and plantain research.

The program will feature renowned authorities in the field, including Dr. Yin Ganyun from the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China, who will share his most current results on Panama disease (a serious root disease) from his research in Africa. Also in attendance will be Dr. Howard Ferris from the University of California Davis, who will talk about the ecosystemic role of nematodes in banana plantation soils.

The participation fee for the event will be $400 for individuals and $300 for students. To sign up or get more information, contact or

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