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That’s a wrap!

23 August 2019

A golden location to celebrate the nation’s favourite golden fruit  After almost two years of planning, the Australian Banana Industry Congress was successfully held in May, marking t...

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Nerve wracker for packers

23 August 2019

The Australian Banana Packing Championship was back after a year’s hiatus, putting professionals and willing backpackers to the test. Amy Spear was at the Innisfail Showgrounds to check out the ...

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Innisfail Show 2019

23 August 2019

Top-notch fruit and plenty of grower support were the hallmarks of this year’s banana exhibit at the Innisfail Show, 11-12 July. Most Outstanding Exhibit and Most Successful Exhibition on Aggreg...

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Tully & District Show July 26-27

23 August 2019

Unfavourable weather and growing conditions did not greatly affect the quality of entries in this year’s Tully Banana Exhibit, according to its seasoned judges. Entry numbers were down slightly ...

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2019 Coffs Harbour Show – Banana Exhibit

23 August 2019

The Banana Exhibit at the 2019 Coffs Harbour Show was once again a great success, thanks to those who gave up time to man the stalls and the many growers who entered fruit. The coveted Banana Cup was ...

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Banana marketing wins from last campaign

22 August 2019

With Australian Bananas kicking off its latest marketing campaign this month, Hort Innovation reports on the marketing successes that closed the 2018/19 financial year. ABOVE THE LINE ACTIVITY Televis...

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On Message: Comms team take on new project

22 August 2019

It’s a case of out with the old, in with the new for the Australian Banana Growers’ Council Communications Project. While one project wrapped up at the end of June this year (BA15005), the...

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Label extension for Serenade Prime

22 August 2019

Dr Denise Manker, Director of Biologics with Bayer Crop Science, has been visiting growers in Australia. Banana growers will soon have access to another option when it comes to treating Yellow Si...

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Viva la banana business

22 August 2019

Paul Vievers (pictured) and Peter Lahey have worked in the business together for years.Peter’s son Adam joined the business three years ago, marking the third generation of his family to do so. B...

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Hort Innovation launches new strategy

22 August 2019

Hort Innovation has outlined its focus, goals and key activities for the next four years in a new strategy launched on July 1. The grower-owned research and development corporation received vital inpu...

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Costs and care of waste

22 August 2019

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has advised that it has increased disposal fees for banana bags, poly pipe and agricultural plastics, effective as of July 1. The Council said they had previously char...

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Spraying pesticides in NSW

22 August 2019

New South Wales growers: do you spray pesticides on other banana farms for a fee or reward? Even if it’s just your costs covered, the Environmental Protection Authority requires that you hold an...

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Foodbank working with banana industry

22 August 2019

Pictured – Foodbank’s National Program Manager Jacqui Payne (far left) and GM National Supply Chain Michael Davidson (centre) met with Linda Davies, Paul Johnston and Paul’s son Billy from Merryport B...

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Awards of Honour 2019

22 August 2019

Peter Molenaar receives his award from ABGC chair Stephen Lowe.Stephen and Gavin MacKay. View the full list of past and present Awards of Honour recipients here.  Five recipients took ...

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NSW Tropic Adventure

22 August 2019

Sub-Tropic NextGen tour the North    As part of BA16007, the subtropical development and extension project, a group of six subtropical Next Gen growers from New South Wales took...

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New Banana Bunchy Top Project starts

22 August 2019

Bunchy Top project manager David Peasley. The Australian Banana Growers’ Council was recently awarded a Hort Innovation contract to manage the new three-year National Banana Bunchy Top Pro...

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Bananas still our favourite

22 August 2019

By Andrew Wang, FMCG Insight Analyst Bananas are still Australia’s go-to fruit for a natural, healthy and quick way to ‘make your body sing’, according to latest Nielsen data. On ave...

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