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Magazine Articles By Sonia Campbell
Four banana growers on the mid-North Coast of NSW and a fifth in central Queensland are continuing to recover after suffering severe losses from catastrophic bushfires, which sw... Read more 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 $... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more Well-known soil biology expert, Dr Tony Pattison, was recently honoured for 25 years with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).
The globally-respected scientist, author&nbs... Read more 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... Read more Bananas from the Sweeter Banana Co-Operative feature in new West Australian product Gelavo.
By Amy Spear
At this time of year, it’s hard to think of a better treat than a tub of cold, ... Read more Innovation trial update
Entomopathogenic nematode and
banana weevil borer laboratory experimentsBell injection trialsApplying entomopathogenic
nematode to harvested pseudostems
in the field... Read more By Lea Coghlan and Sarah Flenley, Biosecurity Queensland
Finding Panama disease tropical race 4 (Panama TR4) early and destroying the infected plants means less disease can build up in the soil w... Read more All growers know that bananas require year-round paddock work, which means there is greater risk of erosion in wet conditions.
As part of a major reef water quality project, Innisfail banana... Read more Grower Satinderjit Sing Gill works with Soil Conservationist Darryl Evans to design contours on his farm. This work was funded by the Reef Trust III program.
By Amelia Foster, BMP Coordinator
Ban... Read more Growers are reminded that now is the time to get leaf spot under control as the wet season, humidity and hot weather is upon us.
It is much easier to keep inoculum levels low (under the... Read more Matt Weinert, with Golden Dawn’s Paul Gibbins, who he has worked closely with over the past few years,
including with packed product and reject analysis.
Matt with grower David Tate in the field... Read more The team at McCuddens Bananas aren’t afraid of hard work... or a practical joke.
Long-time locals and surf-loving tourists will tell you that Valla, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, is an ... Read more In light of trespass concerns, members of the Cassowary Coast Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4) Feral Pig Eradication Program issued a joint media statement to further
educate the general public about the ... Read more The Next Gen tour group taking in the trials under way at Coastal Plains Research Farm in the Northern
Seeing first hand again the devastation that TR4 brings, and the massive priorit... Read more Retired Bunchy Top inspector Tom Maher.
After more than three decades as a Bunchy Top inspector, much-loved character Tom Maher began his well-deserved retirement earlier this year... Read more Project Manager David Peasley and inspector Wayne Shoobridge demonstrating how to identify
Bunchy Top inspectors have hit the steep slopes of South East Queensland and Northern New&... Read more Matt Abbott, Good Life Organics and Brad Harvey,
MacKays Marketing informing trade show
attendees.Brendan Poppi, a grower of Eco Bananas, and
Nutrano’s Chaise Pensini at the Australian Bananas
... Read more A banana nutrient rate trial comparing current nitrogen fertiliser use in commercial banana production systems with new minimum standard (nitrogen fertiliser) application rates reached a maj... Read more The Reef protection regulations started on 1 December 2019 and will be rolled out across Reef catchments over the next three years. The table below describes the timing of commencement for each region... Read more