Panama Disease: An Old Nemesis Rears its Ugly Head. Part 1: The Beginnings of the Banana Export Trades

Fungicide-treated hands are then boxed (Fig. 8, shown here), palletized (Fig. 9), and moved to refrigerated trucks (Fig. 10) and ultimately ships (photos courtesy of R. C. Ploetz). Usually, less than 48 hours elapse from harvest to when fruit departs the shipping ports.



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Panama Disease: An Old Nemesis Rears its Ugly Head. Part 1: The Beginnings of the Banana Export Trades