Panama TR4

Upcoming Workshop – Cassowary Coast

Do you want to learn more about zoning your farm to improve biosecurity?

A zoned farm is not only better prepared for Panama TR4, it is critical to trading with the disease.  

This workshop will further your knowledge about this simple, cost-effective system and demonstrate how it can work for your property.

The Zoning Your Farm workshop has been designed by the Panama TR4 Program, Agri-Science Queensland and the Australian Banana Growers’ Council.

 The details:

The Silkwood Hotel, Thursday November 8, 4-6pm

Snacks will be provided and meals can be purchased from the venue.

RSVP essential to have your farm map available.

RSVP online here or to / 07 4091 8140.

Simple steps to prepare your farm for Panama TR4

1. Exclude, exclude, exclude!

Limit vehicle and machinery movement into your banana paddocks

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2. Implement a system to manage footwear

Provide footwear to people coming onto your farm

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3. Zone your farm

Designate areas for exclusion, separation and farming

4. Manage plant material

Avoid sourcing planting material from other people’s farms

Remember – Come Clean, Leave Clean!

There are people available to answer any questions you have. Contact the Australian Banana Growers’ Council office on 07 3278 4786 if you need assistance.

Resources available for growers

If you are a high-risk TR4 grower in the Tully region, this document  can help you prepare your On-Farm Biosecurity Management Plan.


Biosecurity Queensland has launched the #PanamaTR4Ready campaign – you can find out more and access their resources here.


The Deparment of Agriculture and Fisheries has developed an On-Farm biosecurity manual which includes a range of checklists, pictures and information.

Growers can access the document via this link.


Biosecurity Queensland has a comprehensive ‘Grower Kit’ on Panama disease Tropical Race 4 which provides growers with important information to help protect their properties from Panama TR4.

To access the on-line version of the kit click here.


Biosecurity Queensland’s Youtube page contains a number of video guides and information – view them here.