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Riverland and Sunraysia avocado growers study tour of Western Australia, 2006 (AV05002)

Key research provider: South Australian Avocado Growers Association
Publication date: April, 2006

This is a final research report from Hort Innovation’s historical archives. Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.

What was it all about?

The WA Avocado Industry and SAAGA had similar issues with canopy management, increasing Australian & New Zealand production, and also concerns of corporate expansion of avocado plantings in Australia and more importantly within WA.

SAAGA growers had problems with alternate bearing, and maintaining tree size and shape. WA avocado production areas were very similar in latitude to
Riverland/Sunraysia, and had less problems with alternate bearing.

The objectives of the trip were to investigate cultural techniques used by the Western Australian avocado industry to maintain high cropping levels.
Twenty five Riverland & Sunraysia avocado growers (SAAGA) visited the two main avocado production areas of Western Australia (WA) from the 30th April to 5th May 2006, 50Km north of Perth and the southern area of Pemberton.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the financial support of South Australian Avocado Growers Association.

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