Panama TR4 program update

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25 August 2020

In this issue

  • Board approves Program strategy to protect the banana industry
  • Program works with council on Tully River sand concerns
  • Increased self-management of Panama TR4 on infested farms
  • Queensland experience on the world stage

30 April 2020

In this situation update:

  • Panama TR4 Program Management Board update

April 2020

In this issue:

  • COVID-19 and the Program
  • Update on fourth farm detected with the disease
  • Government and industry management of the Panama TR4 Program
  • Markets prove that locals know best
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council working with Program staff
  • Keeping the community aware
  • Licensed armourers and licensed dealers exempt from COVID-19 restrictions: assisting banana growers with feral pig control
  • COVID-19 information

26 February 2020

In this situation update:

  • Suspect case of Panama TR4 confirmed

05 February 2020

In this situation update:

  • Biosecurity Queensland officers find new case of suspected Panama TR4

December 2019 – Year in Review

In this issue:

  • A year with no new farms detected with the disease
  • Making it easier to trade under a notice
  • Panama TR4 features on Turf’n’Surf Podcast
  • Being better prepared

November 2019

In this issue:

  • Biosecurity improves brunch quality and benefits bottom line
  • Queensland hosts authorities from Colombia
  • Surveillance schedule explained
  • Tourists entering banana farms without permission

August 2019

In this issue:

  • Queensland response features at Australian Biosecurity Symposium
  • Updated biosecurity tools and tips
  • Emergency services helps minimise disease spread
  • Panama education out and about

May 2019

In this issue:

  • Queensland Government reconfirms commitment to fight Panama TR4
  • Shared management taking shape
  • Tully hosts world rafting championship
  • Panama TR4 at Australian banana industry congress

March 2019

In this issue:

  • Options for farming on TR4 affected land
  • Understanding the impacts of Panama TR4
  • Research re-confirms TR4 distribution in a bunching plant
  • Erwinia on the rise

December 2018

In this issue:

  • Looking back on 2018
  • Creative solutions to protecting farms
  • Checking plants for TR4
  • Don’t wait to get your biosecurity in order

October 2018

In this issue:

  • Making biosecurity work for your farm
  • Thinking outside the box for biosecurity
  • Farm visits still available
  • Do your visitors know about Panama TR4?

August 2018

In this issue:

  • Banana growers visit Tully defence force training wing
  • New agreement makes it easier for TR4 affected farms
  • Working with industry to build capacity
  • Panama TR4 ready campaign wraps up, and more.

July 2018

In this issue:

  • Thumbs up for Panama TR4 surveillance method
  • Farming with Panama TR4 workshops a success
  • Farm visits get growers Panama TR4 ready
  • Swapping lab coats for gum boots, and more.

June 2018

In this issue:

  • Farming with Panama TR4 workshops.