Job offersmore »
- (junior) Agronomist China
- Department Chair and Professor of Human Ecology - Davis (CA) USA
- Factory Manager Assistant - Huizhou, China
- Internal Salesperson - Netherlands
- Crop Manager - Northern France
- Farm General Manager - Egypt
- Grower (cucumbers) - Australia
- Projectleider Export - Maasdijk, Nederland
- Sales representative - Eastern PA, DE, MD, VA & WV, USA
- Sales representative - Michigan, USA
Top 5 - yesterday
- Lidl formula is becoming more and more like the local corner shops
- Fruit fly infested fruit found in supermarket
- Increased packing line efficiency for Washington apple grower
- US: Next generation of pre-packaged snacks adds fresh fruit and vegetables
- Italian kiwifruit growers visit New Zealand orchards
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
Exchange ratesmore »
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council:
"Australian bananas still safe to eat despite disease detection"The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) has assured consumers that Australia’s number one fruit will remain unaffected by the latest on-farm disease detection.
Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) yesterday announced a suspect Panama TR4 detection on a Tully farm.
While it will be four to six weeks until definitive test results are known, there will be no impact whatsoever on fruit sold to consumers, whether the result is confirmed as positive or not. There is also no expectation that supply will be challenged.
ABGC Chair, Stephen Lowe said the pathogen impacted the banana tree/plant, not the fruit.
“What the pathogen does, is it enters the plant’s root system and restricts its uptake of water, stopping it from producing harvestable bunches and eventually killing it. So the impact on-farm is the ability to grow that banana plant.
“As an industry it is the farm that is impacted by Panama TR4, and it very much becomes an issue of management.
“Our consumers will still receive a healthy, delicious and nutritious product and will not be affected,” Mr Lowe said.
For more information:
Australian Banana Growers' Council
Mob: +61 0408 424 194
Publication date: 7/13/2017
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector: