Fourth Australian banana farm confirmed with TR4

Thursday, 27 February 2020

After an almost two-year hiatus, the presence of tropical race 4 (TR4) was confirmed on a fourth banana farm in Queensland, Australia. Five plants showing symptoms of Fusarium wilt were detected on a Tully Valley property during routine surveillance in late January. The farm is located in the vicinity of the previous incursions .

The grower already had good on-farm biosecurity measures in place and, with support from Biosecurity Queensland officers, was able to resume trading within four days.