New Report – Planning to manage a farm with TR4

In May and June, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) provided assistance to interested growers to prepare their Farm Biosecurity Management Plan.

Pathologist Shane Dullahide has reported on that work.  He also developed a Biosecurity Plan Template, which is based on operational tasks for all growers at risk to do.

View the rest of the report here

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.

View the Water Quality Strategy

Latest News

Video produced by the ABGC to officially open Congress 2017

Nuffield Scholar Matthew Abbott talks about his Nuffield experience. The ABGC produced video was played at Congress 2017

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

Grower Resources

Best Management Practices

The Banana Best Management Practices (BMP) Environmental Guideline is a national guideline to encourage continual improvement and adoption of best practice throughout the banana industry.


The Banana industry’s ‘Better Bunch’ app is a time-saving device to assist growers in their everyday recording of farm practices to complement their BMP.


The ABGC represents the interests of the Australian banana industry and our work is funded by voluntary membership fees

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