“There’s absolutely nothing to worry about,” Estevez said, adding that whenever there is a lot of rain the fungus multiplies, but once the rain stops it disappears.
Estevez noted that Black Sigatoka, is a disease that has been in the Dominican Republic for many years.
He said technicians will start distributing a fungicide to control it and affirmed that they are already working to deliver it to affected farmers.
The Agriculture Minister also assured t he public that there should not be a shortage of bananas.
“There’s banana by the bundles here to sustain the entire national population and to spare, in four or five months we will have the country planted again,” he said.
- Countries: CARICOM