Banana Industry Water Quality Strategy
The banana industry has a great reputation for adopting environmental best management practices. The majority of growers respect the natural environment and the Great Barrier Reef and understand the impact their farming can have on the quality of water in local catchments.
The North Queensland banana industry Water Quality Strategy 2017-2020 has been written with a focus on extension and working with growers to help them improve their adoption of nutrient and sediment management practices.
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.
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
Bananas are Australia’s number-one selling supermarket product, outselling not only every other fruit and vegetable but every other supermarket line
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