A more streamlined, modern approach to the regulation of
managing the biosecurity risks associated with Panama TR4 is on the horizon
thanks to the development of a new banana industry Code of Practice.
The ABGC’s proposed ‘Code of Practice for the Management
and Control of Panama disease tropical race 4 in Queensland’ has been
developed through a series of steps, including:
grower feedback from the discussion paper
earlier this year
consideration of successful strategies and other
a review by a stakeholder reference group.
The Code’s purpose is to provide growers with a tool to help
prevent a TR4 infection on their property and take charge of their biosecurity
For infested property owners, the proposed Code captures the
mandatory measures of containment that have shown to be effective in minimising
the level of spores produced by an infected plant, so farming in the presence
of the disease can continue.
Developed through the ABGC in consultation with the project
reference group the Code facilitate disease management beyond the Panama TR4
Program’s transition to industry leadership from 1 July 2023.
The proposed Code was open for feedback until Friday 16 September 2022. However, should you have any questions or wish to offer comment after this date, please get in touch via the details below.
For further information contact:
Industry Transition Leader
0418 644 068