Banana R&D speed dating night

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Brothers Leagues Club

Cnr Campbell &, Ernest St

Innisfail, Qld 4860

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As the name implies a short and sharp extension event featuring the popular speed-dating researcher session from last year’s Roadshows will be held on Thursday 3rd of October from 4-7pm at Brothers Leagues club in Innisfail. The networking style event will be heavily focused on generating discussion amongst growers and researchers about topical issues.

The agenda features some interesting topics:

  • Speed dating researcher session: Jeff Daniells (Variety evaluation), Stewart Lindsay (Variety development), Richard Piper (Bunch pest management), David East (Yellow sigatoka), Ingrid Jenkins (Better Bananas website and on-line on-farm biosecurity BMP) and Peter Trevorrow (Erwinia).

  • Grower report: Observations from banana varieties trials in the Northern Territory: 10 growers recently visited the variety screening trials in the NT, testing for their reaction to Panama disease TR4. They also visited Asian vegetable growers and a mango grower. Hear about what their impressions were and take the opportunity to ask questions.

  • On-farm biosecurity scenario session: letting banana growers share ideas about getting started or improving your practices.

RSVP is essential for catering purposes, as a light meal will be provided following the event. Beverages will be available to purchase at the venue. RSVP by Thursday 26th September.

This event is organised as part of the National Banana Development and Extension Program BA16007. The project is funded by Hort Innovation using the 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.


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Brothers Leagues Club

Cnr Campbell &, Ernest St

Innisfail, Qld 4860

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