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Recently completed R&D projects
Read about some of the recently completed projects for the banana industry.
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The Australian banana industry communications program
Project Code: BA15003
Status: Communications project for the banana industry (BA13003) is now a completed project, being continued by new project The Australian banana industry communications program (BA15005)
The former project did – and the new project will continue to – keep Australian banana growers and other industry stakeholders informed about key industry issues and the latest R&D updates in a timely way. Among other aims, the ultimate goal of both projects has been, and will be, to assist growers in making production decisions, and to build industry capacity, productivity and profitability.
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the banana industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Banana Plant Protection Program
Project Code: BA10020
Status: Extended project, due for completion at the end of 2016
This project brings together a range of research activities and organisations in a program approach for a longer-term focus on banana plant health.
Communications project for the banana industry
Coordination of banana industry research and development (Panama TR4)
Fusarium wilt Tropical Race 4 – biosecurity and sustainable solutions
Scoping herbicide impacts on banana production and soil health
Integrated management of Yellow Sigatoka
Cause and management of crown rot of banana
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the banana page at Hortlink Spring.
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Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the banana industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Andre Drenth^||University of Queensland||QLD|
|Cameron Mackay^||Mackays Bananas||QLD|
|David Tate^||Dave’s Bananas||NSW|
|Matt Abbott^||Barama Investments||QLD|
|Stewart Lindsay^||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||QLD|
|Doug Phillips^||Johnston River Produce||QLD|
|Stephen Spear^||SN Spear||NSW|
|Mark Nucifora^||Fiorito Bananas||QLD|
|Andrew Serra*||Serra Farming||QLD|
|Gary Fattore*||Costa Group||NSW|
|Paul Inderbitzin*||Kureen Farming||QLD|
|Peter Molenaar*||P and A Molenaar||NSW|
|Daniel Mackay*||Mackays Bananas||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1 – Marketing||May 6, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|1 – R&D||May 11, 2016||Cairns, QLD||Download|
|2 – R&D||July 27, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
|3||June 30, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
|3 - R&D||October 31, 2016||Cairns, QLD||Download|
|2 - Marketing||November 1, 2016||Cairns, QLD||Download|
|3 - Marketing||November 7, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
^Panel members have been recruited for strategic research advisory purposes only. *Panel members have been recruited for strategic marketing advisory purposes only.
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: Australian Banana Growers’ Council
Strategic Investment Planning process for the banana industry is in progress
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the banana SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Banana||Brisbane, QLD||May 6, 2016|
|Banana||Cairns, QLD||May 11, 2016|
|Banana||Teleconference||June 30, 2016|
|Banana||Cairns, QLD||October 31, 2016|
|Banana||Cairns, QLD||November 1, 2016|
|Banana||Teleconference||November 7, 2016|