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.
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