Banana(Musa spp.) is the premier fruit cropand one of the most important food items in the Philippines, ranked fourthamong food crops after rice, wheat and maize (Molina 2005). Moreover, it is theleading fruit grown and is a consistent top dollar earner and about 5.
9 millionfarm household in the country depend on banana as a source of income. This apples and oranges may bedeveloped to nations with tropical atmospheres Also it need An totally mixedbag for utilization possibilities that incorporate new alternately transformedresults accessible for national utilization or send out (Roldán et al. , 2002Also Sena, 2004).In the Philippines, the Davao Region also known as the ‘BananaCapital’ Cavendish banana remains to be the top-produced banana variety withproduction reaching to 49,140 metric tons (MT), an increase of 2.27 percentfrom the 48,050 MT produced in 2015.
(Arado 2017). As stated by thoseinformation Gave Eventually Tom’s perusing those philippine facts power (2017),The greater part of the cavendish bananas were developed done Davao del Norte,which transformed 29,854 MT, took after Eventually Tom’s perusing Compostelavalley with 11,934 mt. Davao del sur Furthermore Davao oriental were ready toprepare 3,630 mt What’s more 316 mt for cavendish banana separately. Thebanana industry has been beset with problems of diseases that almost allcultivars of banana have been wiped out in most banana growing areas in thecountry. This has caused palpable economic stress on the national as well aslocal economies. Among all of the serious diseases moko diseases, caused by thebacteria Ralstonia solanacearum is considered as one of the world’s most importantdamaging phytopathogenic bacteria in Musaspp. (Elphinstone, 2005)Thedisease R. solanacearum commonly known as Moko disease of banana is affecting Musa spp.
Strain of R. Solanacearumthey would likewise characterized Eventually Tom’s perusing their manifestationoutflow in the plant, social qualities What’s more if those pathogen may bespread basically Eventually Tom’s perusing insects alternately Eventually Tom’sperusing mechanical Furthermore soil transmission (French, 1986). Asa consequence of Moko spreading, losses could reach 100% of production if thetreatments were not correctly and promptly applied (Belalcazar 2004). Accordingto Fresco (2002) almost 95% of the banana plantation of Bukidnon succumbed anddemolished due to the disease.
Banana plantation managed moko diseaseby using different strategies such as burning of infected plants and applyingchemical. However due to the environmental concern, this strategy is not fullyrecommended because it is expensive and it creates so many environmentalproblems. Moreover, there are many biological control agents that could be usedand are available to the market as alternatives for the sustainable managementof the disease such as Vam, Trichoderma,Basilus subtilis, vermicompost tea, effective microorganism and green maxthat has the ability to antagonist through competition, antibiosis and to induce resistance to the crops againstdiseases (Vasebi 2013). Hence this study will be conducted to evaluate the useand effectiveness of different biological control agents as alternative controlmeasure of Moko disease in ‘Cavensdish’ banana.