A banana extension event featuring the popular speed-dating researcher session from last year’s Roadshows is set to take place on October 3 from 4-7pm at Brothers Leagues club in Innisfail.
The session gives you the opportunity to talk directly with researchers and ask targeted questions. Researchers you’ll be ‘speed dating’ include Jeff Daniells (variety evaluation), Stewart Lindsay (variety development), Richard Piper (bunch pest management), David East (Yellow sigatoka), Ingrid Jenkins (Better Bananas website and online on-farm biosecurity BMP) and Peter Trevorrow (Erwinia).
The afternoon will also feature:
· Observations from banana varieties trials in the Northern Territory: Ten growers who recently visited the variety trial site near Darwin will share their reaction to Panama disease tropical race 4 in the NT. They also visited an Asian vegetable grower and a mango grower. Hear about what their impressions where and take the opportunity to ask questions.
· On-farm biosecurity scenario session: letting banana growers share ideas about getting started or improving your practices
RSVP is essential for catering purposes, as a light meal will be provided following the event. Beverages will be available to purchase at the venue. RSVP by Thursday 26th September by contacting Tegan Kukulies on 0459 846 053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Eventbrite here.
This event is organised as part of 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.