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... Read more 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... Read more By Jeff Daniells and Carole Wright, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Several TR4 resistant variet... Read more By Lea Coghlan
Early this year, Tom Flanagan took up a new role as industry development officer with the NSW Depart... Read more By Tony Pattison, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Why is it that Panama disease shows up in som... Read more Banana growers who don’t keep their weeds under control are threatening the fight to stop the spread of Bunchy Top (BT) disease. David Peasley, project manager for the National Bunchy Top Projec... Read more Banana growers have recently been invited to take part in reviews into the future use of agrichemicals. Consultant Kevin Brodnaruk answers a series of questions to help explain the current climate in ... Read more By Lea Coghlan
A group of banana growers in the Coffs Harbour region whose properties will be impacted by a planned bypass are a step closer to reaching a resolution after years of uncertainty.
... Read more Lester Burgess Award (Diagnostic and Extension)
Ms Grice has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a diagnostician, extension practitioner and researcher across a range of crops ... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more A national program mapping the location and extent of all commercial banana plantations across Australia is set to help deliver more accurate industry information and biosecurity preparedness.
The su... Read more 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