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New biosecurity image gallery!

Need some inspiration for your on-farm biosecurity? Why not have a look at what other growers have implemented. Our new biosecurity section features image galleries of different practices to help inspire and get you started.
The National Banana Development and Extension Team is also available to help develop a biosecurity plan tailored to your farm or discuss how you can improve existing practices. Contact the team via email betterbananas@daf.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4220 4152.

Getting the best from your tissue culture

At a recent field day at South Johnstone Research Station, Research Horticulturist Shanara Veivers gave an overview of a recent desuckering trial. Results indicate that undertaking an additional early desuckering application in the plant crop of tissue-cultured plants can significantly improve yield and stability in the following ratoon crop. 

New subtropical research and resources section!

Check out the new research and resources section of Better Bananas that hosts information on subtropical banana production.

Better Bananas is an initiative of the National Banana Development and Extension Program (BA16007). This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the banana research and development levy, co-investment from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.

The project is supported by the Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC).