Specification of Exportable Philippine Bananas

Banana Exports and Markets

Global banana production reached 116.0 million metric tons in 2019, while from 2021 to 2026, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1%. In 2018, among 148 nations, […]

Banana Yield and Harvesting

Banana Yield, Harvest, Processing and Storage

Banana cultivation is difficult and time-consuming; sufficient attention must be given from planting till export. The fruit banana is delicate and fragile. Being perishable and it deteriorates quickly. The aim […]

Common Pests of Banana Plants

Banana Plant Protection – Common Pests of Banana Plants

Burrowing Nematode Bananas’ most important nematode infection globally is the burrowing nematode, Radopholus similis. The burrowing nematode is one of the most strictly controlled nematode plant pests. Burrowing nematode infection […]

Banana Plant Diseases

Banana Plant Protection – Major Banana Diseases

Major Diseases of Banana Banana Bacterial Wilt (BBW) or Xanthomonas wilt of banana (BXW) This disease makes banana plants rot from the inside out. Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum is the bacterium responsible […]

Banana Fertilization Needs

Banana Nutrient Requirements and Fertilization Program

Banana Fertilization Needs Bananas generally have high nutrient needs and may need extra fertilizer due to their big fruit production and aggressive, quick growth. However, before we begin planting, we […]

Banana Water Requirements & Irrigation Systems

Banana Water Requirements & Irrigation Systems

Finding a balance between the water content of the soil and the needs of the plant is the goal of water management in a banana plantation. Bananas require a plentiful […]

Soil Requirements and Land Preparation for Bananas

Soil Requirements and Land Preparation for Bananas

Bananas may grow from sea level to 1,800 meters (5,905.5 feet) above sea level. A loamy, sandy soil is ideal for growing Cavendish bananas. The plants need rich, dark, and […]

Banana Planting Distances and Support Systems

Banana Planting Distances and Support Systems

Banana growers are advised to use proper spacing to have the most profit from their cultivation. The broader the area among the banana plants, the better the light and air […]

Commercial Cultivation of Bananas

Banana Plant Care – Commercial Cultivation of Bananas

How to Cultivate Bananas for Profit Banana: Soil and Environmental requirements  To simplify plant care, selecting the ideal planting location is necessary. Warm climates are excellent for growing the majority […]

Banana Variety Selection

Banana Variety Selection

It is widely believed that there are more than 1,000 types of bananas in the world, which are subdivided into 50 groups. Banana Types These are the type of Bananas […]