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Historical document

Refinement of guidelines for avocado irrigation management under Australian conditions for different phenological stages (AV08021)

Key research provider: RMCG
Publication date: February, 2010

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Please note that as these reports may date back as far as the 1990s, the content and recommendations within them may be superseded by more recent research.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 project aimed to determine the scope for improving and refining guidelines for avocado irrigation management under Australian conditions for different phenological stages.

As a first step, the project identified the requirements for undertaking irrigation research to address the needs of the Australian avocado industry. The second stage involved the development of a research proposal outlining the scope of research and development/extension delivery methods (RD&E).

The key outputs from the project were:

Stage 1: A report summarising the consultation with industry and research providers, highlighting information gaps and the feasibility of undertaking the work was completed and presented to the Industry Advisory Committee.

Stage 2: The Industry Advisory Committee provided feedback on the proposed approach. This information was considered in discussions with potential research providers and shaped the design of a fresearch/development program to meet the needs of the industry. This Stage 2 report provided a recommended research/development approach for the delivery of improved water management, with irrigation tailored to plant water requirements.


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Funding statement:
This project was funded by Hort Innovation (then Horticulture Australia Limited) with the voluntary financial support of the avocado industry.

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