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Panama TR4 detected on sixth banana farm

Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4) has been detected on a sixth commercial banana farm in the Tully Valley. Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) has advised the Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) that samples taken from suspect plants have returned positive results from diagnostic testing known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction). As
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Joint Release: Banana freckle detected in NT

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade | NT Farmers | ABGC  Banana freckle has been detected at a rural residential property in the Northern Territory’s Top End.  The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade confirmed the sequencing results from an interstate laboratory yesterday afternoon.  Banana freckle is a fungal disease
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Banana variety expert Jeff Daniels (QDAF) takes a walk through the new variety trial at South Johnstone FNQ.

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