Simple changes make big difference in Panama fight
Putting yourself in the best position to face Panama tropical race 4 begins with small, inexpensive changes.
Exclude, exclude, exclude! Limit vehicle and machinery movement into your banana paddocks
Implement a system to manage footwear - provide footwear to people coming onto your farm
Zone your farm - designate areas for exclusion, separation and farming
- Manage plant material - avoid sourcing plant material from other people's farms
ABGC board of directors
The Australian Banana Growers' Council held it's quarterly board meeting in December, 2017 where Stephen Lowe was re-appointed as Chair, Stephen Spear as Treasurer and Leon Collins took over the deputy chair role from Ben Franklin.
The ABGC board of directors ( pictured L-R) are: Jade Buchanan, Stephen Spear, Stephen Lowe, Ben Franklin, Paul Inderbitzin and Leon Collins. Tom Day absent.
The 2018 Banana Roadshow
- Murwillumbah - July 24
- Coffs Harbour - July 26
- Tully - August 9
- Innisfail - August 10
- Mareeba - August 17
- Carnarvon - August 30
In October 2017, 13 NextGen banana growers from North Queensland took part in a study tour to the Northern Territory.
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is the national peak industry body representing the interests of Australia’s commercial banana growers
96 per cent of Australian households buy bananas
More than five million bananas are eaten every day in Australia
Bananas are a healthy and nutritious food containing potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, niacin and riboflavin. They have a low GI rating and give a sustained energy boost.
Bananas are Australia’s single biggest horticulture industry and the largest horticulture industry in Queensland