Robert Reeder on protecting banana crops


“Bananas, along with lots of crop plants are under threat from pests and diseases. The reason that bananas are particularly threatened is their lack of genetic diversity.”

Listen to CABI’s very own Rob Reeder talk to Greg Peterson on this podcast from The Urban Farm. Rob talks in detail about the increasing threat to the global banana crop industry but he also tells Greg all about Plantwise.

Science and the study of the biology of plants is a true calling for Rob, as he has been part of different projects at CABI for several decades; and his focus on the Plantwise Programme is something that is making a difference. In the podcast he shares how the Programme is helping farmers in developing countries diagnose and tackle different crop issues, as well as their work to help counter the spread of soil-borne diseases that are affecting banana crops around the world.


To listen to the interview visit The Urban Farm →

2 thoughts on “Robert Reeder on protecting banana crops

Comment on this post

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s