It may not be a question of ‘if’ it may be a question of ‘when’.

Panama TR4 is unpredictable, easily spread and is here to stay. It’s best to be prepared.

How can you protect your farm and the industry

Panama disease can survive in soil undetected for decades, so no-one can know where it will turn up next.  Good biosecurity is the best protection for your farm. 

Here’s some resources on how you can protect your farm from Panama TR4 – click on the circles to find out more.

TIP – Get your biosecurity measures in place now. It’s a lot harder to get biosecurity measures
implemented after the disease has been detected on your property.

Biosecurity Queensland’s Panama TR4 Program and the Australian Banana Growers’ Council are here to support growers to protect their farm from Panama TR4.

If you want help with biosecurity on your property contact the National Banana Development and Extension team:
Tegan Kukulies – National Banana Development and Extension Program Team Leader

(07) 4220 4152


Rosie Godwin – Research and Development manager, Australian Banana Growers’ Council

(07) 3278 4786

Learn more about Panama TR4 - watch this short animated video