The Australian Banana Growers’ Council has been notified by the Northern Territory government of a confirmed detection of Banana Freckle on a rural residential property in the NT.
The NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade has advised that a single sample has confirmed the detection via PCR sequence analysis.
The ABGC would stress, that it is early days, and there is no suggestion at this stage of a wider outbreak, as experienced in the NT in 2013.
We will continue to keep growers updated on any new developments as we remain in constant contact with the NT Government. A media release is expected to be distributed this afternoon.