Are you Panama TR4 ready?
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 & farming
- Manage plant material - avoid sourcing plant material from other people's farms
READ: ABGC's Panama TR4 Business Case
DOWNLOAD: On-farm biosecurity plan
NEW CAMPAIGN: Be #PanamaTR4Ready
ABGC board of directors
The Australian Banana Growers' Council held its AGM in November 2018, where Stephen Lowe was re-appointed as Chair, Leon Collins as Deputy Chair and Stephen Spear as Treasurer.
The ABGC board of directors (pictured L-R) are: Stephen Lowe, Stephen Spear, Leon Collins, Ben Franklin, Paul Inderbitzin, Jade Buchanan and Tom Day (absent).
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