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Banana Freckle

The National Banana Freckle Eradication Program is working to eradicate the fungal plant pest, banana freckle, which has been discovered in the Northern Territory and poses a risk to the Australian commercial banana industry. Although banana fruit infected with banana freckle pose no threat to human health, Cavendish banana plants with the pest are being destroyed.

To learn more, visit the Banana Freckle website or call the Banana Freckle hotline 1800 771 163, available 7 days a week.