Far north Queensland growers – are you interested in seeing and hearing first-hand about the progress of newly imported varieties being trialled at the DAF South Johnstone Research Station?
This unique opportunity will be available to you this Friday (June 21), when Jeff Daniells gives a tour of the trial site, inspecting plant crop bunches of each variety. Many of these varieties are also being screened against Panama disease tropical race 4 in the Northern Territory.
There will also be an opportunity to see the new nutrient rate trials which are aiming to determine the optimal range of nitrogen fertiliser rates, taking into consideration agronomic and environmental factors.
The field walk will commence at 9am and finish with lunch. Gumboots will be provided to enter the research station therefore RSVP is essential – Tegan.Kukulies@daf.qld.gov.au– 0459 846 053 or click here.
This field walk is being organised by the National Banana Development and Extension Program BA16007. The project is funded by Hort Innovation using the banana research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.