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Feast of the Senses

26 April 2019

Another hot, hot day ensured the banana smoothies at the Australian Banana stall at Innisfail’s Feast of the Senses market day were a huge hit this year. As always, it was hard to...

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Coffs catch-up

26 April 2019

  Coffs banana growers joined ABGC directors and senior staff for dinner and drinks in Coffs Harbour earlier this year. Earlier in the day, ABGC board members toured three local banana ...

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Banana Women’s Networking

26 April 2019

What more could a girl want? Catch up with friends and sample chocolate at the same time! This is exactly what members of the Banana Women’s Network (BWN) did on Sunday, 10&n...

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Valley views for Tallebudgera growers

26 April 2019

Brothers Brian and Ian Luxton on their property in South East Queensland. It’d be safe to say there are few banana farms with a better view than the Luxton family’s in the Talleb...

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Banana marketing kicks of 2019 in style

26 April 2019

Billboards in key regional areas helped promote bananas to Aussie consumers. Tate Connolly, Marketing Manager Welcome to the Australian Bananas 2019 Summer marketing update. This activity is m...

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Keep an eye on Erwinia

26 April 2019

Erwinia has external symptoms similar to Panama TR4. Deanna Belbin, Biosecurity Queensland Biosecurity Queensland is asking growers to be extra vigilant when dealing with plants showing sympt...

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Score funding for sediment run off

26 April 2019

By Michelle McKinlay, Strategy Manager Banana growers will get a financial helping hand to better manage nutrient and sediment run off, thanks to additional funding secured by the Austr...

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New BMP Coordinator in FNQ

26 April 2019

A Tully local with banana experience and an extensive career in policy and project delivery has been appointed to the position of Best Management Practice Coordinator at South John...

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Farewelling a farming legacy

26 April 2019

David Pike on the verandah of his home which is in the direct path of the Coffs bypass. David as a young boy with his dad on the farm. By Sonia Campbell The Coffs Highway bypass project might&n...

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Congress count down is on!

26 April 2019

Excitement is building for next month’s Australian Banana Industry Congress, to be held at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from 22-24 May. An amazing line-up of speakers and ...

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Coffs growers continue bypass battle

26 April 2019

For 15 years banana growers in Coffs have faced an uncertain future over the proposed $1 billion Coffs Harbour bypass project, first mooted in 2004.  Today, they continue to fight tooth and...

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Bend it like Brothers

26 April 2019

Stuart (left) and Angus on their family’s Tully banana farm. If you ever have any doubts about the future of the banana industry, sit down and have a chat to Gilbert brothers, Stuart and Ang...

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Wanted, dead or alive – ground covers

18 April 2019

Pinto peanuts used as a living ground cover established on a commercial banana plantation amongst Lady Finger bananas. Naturalised low growing grasses allowed to grow from the interrow into the bana...

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Oma batters Northern NSW farm

17 April 2019

By Amy Spear Colin Singh’s love of bananas is well known. He’s the president of the Tweed BGA, always happy to show people around his farm, and keen to promote the industry ...

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Tweed grower takes on trial site

17 April 2019

The trial site is a tour option at the 2019 Australian Banana Industry Congress.Zac McKeever, who grows bananas in the Tweed area, is now working at the Duranbah trial site. By Matt Weinert and A...

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