“Naroban5” pest, disease resistant bananas

“Naroban5” crops were launch at the ministry’s department of crop inspection and certification office at Namalere Kawanda, in Wakiso district. A banana breeder with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), said Naroban5 tastes and looks as good as traditional heterogeneity. Dr. Rabooni Tumuhimbise noted that the banana type is resistant to key banana diseases and pests such as black Sigatoka, weevils, and nematodes. “This is good news to banana farmers and consumers alike,” he stated. The latest variety is the 7th hybrid matooke to be released from NARO’s banana research programme.
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