Banana research and
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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.

New extension team hit the road

It’s certainly going to be a busy time for the team working on the new five-year National Banana Development and Extension Program (BA19004) which commenced in June this year. This project is funded by the banana research and development levy, with co-investment from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and contributions from the Australian Government. Building on the achievements of previous extension projects, it seeks to continue to help build capacity within industry, giving growers the best possible opportunity to make informed positive changes to their businesses. Read more…
Meet the new National banana development and extension team
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).