TR4 confirmed on a fifth property in Queensland, Australia

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Diagnostic tests have confirmed the presence of tropical race 4 (TR4) on another Tully Valley banana farm. The plant showing symptoms of Fusarium wilt was spotted in August by Biosecurity Queensland officers during routine surveillance.

It's the fifth property to test positive since TR4 was first detected in Queensland in March 2015. The property is in close proximity to the other four confirmed properties. The second and third detections data back to July 2017 and February 2018. The fourth farm was confirmed in February of this year.