News & Media

  • Workshop to review the Banana Industry Strategic Investment Plan

    Posted on February 3rd, 2017

    Growers are encouraged to attend a workshop on the review of the Strategic Investment Plan for the use of the Marketing and R&D levy funds. It will be held at the South Johnstone Research Station on March 9, from 9am-12.30pm. The current Strategic Plan 2014 – 2019 was finalised in 2014, but TR4 ...

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  • ABGC urges growers to be cyclone prepared

    Posted on January 13th, 2017

    Banana growers are being urged to be extra cyclone prepared this summer. Pre-Cyclone Media Release web...

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  • TR4 – Be Cyclone Prepared

    Posted on December 20th, 2016

    The ABGC is encouraging growers to be cyclone prepared. Cyclones are a regular hazard in Queensland’s wet tropics and in addition to the usual planning there is now the issue of Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4) for banana farmers to consider. Pre-Cyclone planning is critical and growers need to ...

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  • ABGC promotes use of tissue culture plant material

    Posted on November 22nd, 2016

    The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has backed ongoing use of registered tissue culture nurseries as part of expected biosecurity obligation. ABGC Research and Development Manager, Dr Rosie Godwin said using clean banana planting material was a fundamental component of good biosecurit...

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  • Celebrity guests to celebrate Banana Industry Congress 2017

    Posted on November 8th, 2016

    Comedian Anh Do and acclaimed chef/restauranteur Peter Kuruvita will be among a host of special guests appearing at the Australian Banana Industry’s largest national conference in Sydney, 2017. banana-congress-media-release...

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  • Tully banana farm plant destruction begins

    Posted on October 31st, 2016

    October 31, 2017 - The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has today commenced destruction of banana plants on the Panama Tropical Race 4 infested property at Tully. tr4-destruction-begins-media-release...

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  • Tully settlement to proceed following negative test results

    Posted on October 21st, 2016

    The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) will proceed with the settlement of the TR4 infested farm at Tully, following confirmation a suspect plant from another Queensland property does not contain Panama Tropical race 4. tully-settlement-to-proceed-abgc-media-release...

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  • Banana industry rates high in best practice

    Posted on October 21st, 2016

    A new report card on the health of the Great Barrier Reef has revealed the banana industry has held its ground in maintaining sound on-farm environmental best practice. reef-report-abgc-media-release...

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  • Further testing required for plant samples

    Posted on October 6th, 2016

    Banana plant samples that were put under testing from a North Queensland grower last week will continue through to more extensive testing.Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has advised that the full suite of tests required is now being conducted on those samples to eliminate the possibility of them contain...

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  • Further testing required for plant samples

    Posted on October 6th, 2016

    Banana plant samples that were put under testing from a North Queensland grower last week will continue through to more extensive testing. Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has advised that the full suite of tests required is now being conducted on those samples to eliminate the possibility of them contai...

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