Magazine Articles

Magazine Articles

Queensland marks five years of TR4

7 May 2020

March marked five years since the first Queensland detection of Panama tropical race 4 (TR4) in the state’s far north. With four Tully farms now confirmed with the disease, we take a look back at some...

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Under the Microscope

22 April 2020

Fall armyworm is a new exotic pest recently detected in North Queensland. While bananas are not a preferred host, this pest has serious implications for other agricultural industries including sugar c...

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Staying ahead of the game

22 April 2020

Far North Queensland banana grower Gavin Devaney could have easily ended up on the other side of the farming fence. Armed with an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science (Major in Rural Technology...

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Lessons from Laos

22 April 2020

What if we did nothing to manage Panama disease? This is the scenario being faced in Laos, a land-locked country south of China and between Thailand and Vietnam.By Tony Pattison, Queensland Depar...

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Tom calls it a day

22 April 2020

The ABGC Board farewelled retiring West Australian director Tom Day in December last year, with the representation of growers in the far west handed over to incoming director, Doriana Mangili. Fo...

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New project puts supply chain in spotlight

22 April 2020

A new project aims to offer banana producers the opportunity to increase profitability and growth of exports. The project will bring a laser-like focus on monitoring and improving handling practic...

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Murwillumbah Show 2019

19 December 2019

Despite tough growing conditions, the quality of bananas at this year’s Murwillumbah Show was ‘outstanding’ according to judges. Growers were competing for more than $...

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Fundraising Feast

19 December 2019

Neville Duncan, Innisfail Floatilla Commander, receives the funds raised at the 2018 event on behalf of the Australian Volunteer Coastguard – Innisfail Division. He’s pictured with BGA Chair Dean Sint...

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Tully Sustainable Farming Day

19 December 2019

Almost 100 people attended the Tully Sustainable Farming Day, held on November 8. The event, which was an initiative of the extension network including the Australian Banana Growers&rsq...

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BCU starts new chapter

19 December 2019

new era began for members of the New South Wales- based Bananacoast Credit Union on November 1. Almost five decades after a formation meeting was held in the Country Women’s Assoc...

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Annual banana volumes

19 December 2019

The national banana levy collected by the Federal Department of Agriculture is compulsory for commercial banana growers. It is 2.19 cents per kilogram of bananas sold. The dollars collected show an es...

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Bananas maintain position as #1 energy snack

19 December 2019

The latest wave of Consumer Tracking results, an impromptu Triple J banana fest and spots in nine of the ten top mainstream television programmes are among the latest Australian Bananas marketing...

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The secret’s in the slope

19 December 2019

Banana grower Jason Gentle with Cooper on his property. By Amy Spear The first thing you notice when arriving at Jason Gentle’s banana plantation, near Coffs Harbour in New South Wal...

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Under the Microscope: Moko Disease

19 December 2019

Figure 1: Rapid yellowing, wilting and collapse of leaves. Figure 2Figure 3Figure 4Figure 5Figure 6Figure 7 A regular feature in Australian Bananas magazine, Under the Microscope profiles th...

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