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In Louisiana, Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis Hort. Ex Chabaud) is a signature palm planted in New Orleans and nearby cities.
In 2009, a lethal disease called Fusarium wilt was detected on Canary Island date palms in Louisiana. The disease, which is caused by a soilborne fungus called Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. canariensis, previously had been known to occur in California, Florida and Nevada.
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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture