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Territorians asked to help with the next phase of eradicating Banana Freckle


The National Banana Freckle Eradication Program moves into its next phase, with a call for Territory residents to cooperate and remove their banana plants.

Chief Plant Health Manager for the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Stephen West says in order to guarantee the eradication of the fungal pest, all banana plants in the eradication zones have to be destroyed.

There are six eradication zones in the Top End, and all banana plants in those zones need to be destroyed before April 2015 to keep the Territory on track with being declared Banana Freckle free in 2017. [read more]