Banana freckle sentinel planting invitations

Invitations to participate in the final phase of the National Banana Freckle Eradication Program are being sent to 3000 households in the Greater Darwin Area.

Householders are being contacted via direct mail and email with an invitation to grow banana plants on their property. The free banana plants will then be monitored to determine if Banana Freckle is still present in the six Red Zones.

Kevin Cooper, State Coordinator, said the sentinel planting is the most important part of the National Banana Freckle Eradication Program.

Visit the NTG Departmental and agency media releases to read more.

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