National Banana Development and Extension team
The FNQ mini roadshows due to be held in June will shed light on integrated pest and disease management. It is a hot topic with banana growers as the National Banana Development and Extension team are finding out from talking with growers in North Queensland.
“From our initial discussions with growers and researchers, this mini roadshow series is likely to focus on integrated management of bunch pests, yellow sigatoka, mites and nematodes,” Project leader Tegan Kukulies said.
“We will aim to provide information around the fundamentals of these pests and diseases, current management strategies, practices to reduce the risk of chemical resistance and also the latest research.” The mini roadshow events will also be a great opportunity for growers, researchers and industry stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences on these issues in small group discussions.
Ms Kukulies said the team would be talking more with the NSW banana industry to determine what topics will be of most value for the NSW mini roadshows.
Keep an eye out in the e-bulletins, ABGC social media pages, the Better Bananas website and on your text messages for more information about these events.