Mutagenesis of Goldfinger – will it bring the Midas Touch that was missing?

By Jeff Daniells, Katie Ferro, Massimo Bianco and Sharon Hamill – Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland DAF gives an update on progress with the irradiated Goldfinger plants being evaluated at South Johnstone Research Station.  The trial plants so far exhibit an amazing array of variations in plant and bunch characteristics. …

Banana growers among LEADers

The banana industry was well represented at the first Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program in Canberra from 2-4 July. LEAD involves growers from a range of industries including bananas, avocado, melon, strawberry, pineapple, lychee, passionfruit and persimmon. Participants learn from and collaborate with leaders across a range of industries, designed…

Sweeter shines in Turkey

Doriana Mangili from Sweeter Banana Co-operative An Australian banana business manager has shared a subtropical marketing success story at a prestigious conference in Turkey. Doriana Mangili, from Sweeter Banana Co-Operative in Western Australia, presented at the International Horticultural Congress in Istanbul, held from August 12-16. The event connects industry…