FNQ Growers' e-bulletin - 25 January, 2024

FNQ Growers’ e-bulletin – 25 January, 2024

Dear growers,

No doubt you are all keeping a close eye on Tropical Cyclone Kirrily, with the system looking like making landfall later tonight or in the early hours of tomorrow.

The latest forecast track map shows TC Kirrily crossing around Townsville, however it’s possible that gusty winds will extend as far north as Innisfail and surrounds. As many will know, gusty winds could affect large, bunched plants. As always, please keep an eye on forecasts for both wind and rainfall.

Other resources that may be of use, including cyclone preparation advice compiled by the National Banana Extension Team, can be found by clicking here.

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If you do sustain damage in this, or any other weather event, you can complete the DAF Agriculture Disaster Impact Survey: click here (Please note, this is not an application for funding, it helps inform Government when making decisions regarding disaster relief).

We are very conscious that many growers are still dealing with the aftermath of ex Tropical Cyclone Jasper. For information on grants and loans, please visit the QRIDA website: click here.

Stay safe. The ABGC and National Banana Extension Project (DAF) teams are on standby to assist if needed, in this and any future weather events.