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Historical document

A review and update of the Quality Banana Approved Nursery (QBAN) Compliance Scheme (BA08026)

Key research provider: Tasmanian Quality Assured Inc
Publication date: November, 2009

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The primary purpose of the Quality Banana Approved Nursery (QBAN) scheme is to prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of plant pests and diseases that may affect banana plans.

Horticulture Australia Limited has funded a review and update of the QBAN scheme. The primary reason for this review and update was to further strengthen the existing QBAN scheme by developing a standard aimed at assisting tissue culture laboratories and nurseries produce disease-free banana plants and plantlets.

A number of key industry organisations were involved in the review including the Department of Industry and Investment NSW, Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, the Australian Banana Growers’ Council and representatives from QBAN facilities.

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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited).

Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2009. The Final Research Report (in part or as whole) cannot be reproduced, published, communicated or adapted without the prior written consent of Hort Innovation (except as may be permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).