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Better management of irregular bearing under Australian conditions

Closing date: 28 January 2022

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Better management of irregular bearing under Australian conditions (AV21001).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Develop practical crop management for irregular bearing to address fruit set and fruit abscission that maximizes yield and minimizes irregular bearing.
  • Deliver both mechanistic and applied (grower actionable) knowledge using an integrated systems approach inclusive of the following areas:
    • Tree and organ carbohydrate status
    • Hormonal and genetic regulation
    • Sustainable crop load management
    • Crop pollination/fertilization
  • Build avocado industry capacity to address crop physiology challenges through international linkage and research capability development.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties.

The RFP may be downloaded from (you will need to be a member of to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5:00 PM (AEDT), 28 January 2022.