FNQ mini roadshows to focus on pest and disease management

The latest round of mini roadshows for Far North Queensland is set for June. This series will focus on integrated pest and disease management in banana production and will feature presentations on bunch pests, yellow Sigatoka and mites. Our banana researchers will cover off on some of the basics, including current best practice to reduce chemical resistance and discuss new research. The events will provide the opportunity for growers, researchers, and industry stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience on these issues in small discussion groups. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the future of bunch pest management, considering the possible deregistration of products containing chlorpyrifos. 

Event details:

The roadshows will open with a light lunch from 12:30pm. The agenda will kick off at 1:00pm and wrap up at 4:00pm.
Events will have a COVID-19 safe plan and we ask anyone experiencing symptoms not to attend. Please RSVP for catering and COVID-19 planning purposes.
Tully – Thursday, 16 June – (Please RSVP by Monday 13 June) Tully and Districts Senior Citizens Hall, 19 Blackman St, Tully
Innisfail – Friday, 17 June – (Please RSVP by Monday 13 June) Brothers Leagues Club, Cnr Campbell & Ernest St, Innisfail
Mareeba – Wednesday 22 June – (Please RSVP by Friday 17 June) Mareeba Soccer Club, Borzi Park, Chewko Rd, Mareeba


Please RSVP by the dates above by contacting Tegan Kukulies – or phone/text 0459 846 053.

Extension events are funded as part of the National Banana Development and Extension Program (BA19004). This project is funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation banana research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland 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.