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Magazine Articles 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... Read more
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 ... Read more 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... Read more Banana growers Shayne Cini and Mick Horsford at the final in-person
workshop in Brisbane.
In a room filled with colourful butcher’s paper, post-it notes and connector pens, a spea... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more Alternative farming options are available for growers on Panama TR4 affected land.
Deanna Belbin, Biosecurity Queensland
Did you know you there are alternative farming options available for Panam... Read more 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... Read more Replacing TR4 affected Cavendish with dragon fruit.
Cavendish plantation in Guangxi province
devastated by TR4.Harvesting, washing and packing in truck in the plantation.Internal symptoms of TR4 ... Read more 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... Read more Shane and Rachel Zonta’s passion for making real, environmentally beneficial change on their farm is infectious.
On top of that, the Tully-based growers and keen recreational fishos know that pr... Read more 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... Read more What you need to know
The decline in water quality in catchments and sub-catchments is a problem attracting government and community interest across Australia and the world.
Water quali... Read more 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... Read more Curtis Lanham, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
A new trial examining plant-nitrogen use across banana production systems in the Wet Tropics recently commenced at South Johnston... Read more 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 ... Read more Under the Microscope profiles the industry’s emerging and exotic diseases. Sometimes you just need the facts, fast.
What is Banana Wilt Associated Phytoplasma?
Banana Wilt Associated P... Read more 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... Read more 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... Read more Retired Yellow Sigatoka Liaison Officer Louis Lardi.
Integrated management of yellow Sigatoka and other diseases in north Queensland (BA15003)
By Dr Rosie Godwin, R&D Manager, Australian Bana... Read more 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... Read more Two of the better tasting selections being multiplied.
By Katie Ferro, Jeff Daniells, Massimo Bianco and Sharon Hamill, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
The results are in and ... Read more 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 ... Read more 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... Read more