New varieties for Australian banana growers (BA21002)
What's it all about?
This investment is identifying banana varieties from global breeding programs with TR4 resistance and evaluating their performance in Australian conditions.
The research team will identify and develop commercially acceptable disease-resistant banana varieties for banana producers by:
- Identifying, accessing and evaluating new banana varieties from international breeding programs with superior agronomic performance, resistance to priority diseases, and enhanced product quality under Australian growing environments.
- Supporting the maintenance of a collection of diverse banana varieties for the Australian banana industry.
- Fostering strong international partnerships, including creating new opportunities for the development of new cavendish varieties for Australian growers.
- Developing data packages to communicate the performance of new banana varieties to Australian growers.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Banana Fund