Free workshops are being run by Biosecurity Queensland’s Panama TR4 Program for banana growers in June to help them prepare for a Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4) detection.
The workshops will offer an opportunity for growers to understand what their biosecurity requirements are if the disease is detected on their farm and to hear first-hand how other growers are meeting the requirements.
Representatives from Mackay’s Bananas will be at the workshops to share their experiences and the challenges they face as they continue to trade with Panama TR4.
Workshop venues and times
Silkwood 14 June
Silkwood Hotel Function Room
Cnr Edward and Silkwood Road
6.15pm for a 6.30pm start to 7.30pm. Meals can be purchased at the venue on the night.
The workshop will be followed by the Cassowary Coast Banana Growers’ Association meeting from 7.30pm.
Mareeba 15 June
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
John Charles Room A Block, First Floor, 28 Peters Street
9.45am for a 10am start to 11.30am
Light refreshments will be served.
Register for the workshops online here http://bit.ly/farmingPanamaTR4 or by calling the Panama TR4 Program on 4091 8140 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.