Coordination of data management and avocado quality improvement and extension program (AV12012)
What was it all about?
This program aimed to expand and improve the national avocado quality and information management system to in turn boost the percentage of fruit sold that would meet consumer requirements.
It implemented the Qualicado program to improve fruit quality and assessed the price monitoring program, Infocado, and the planting and production program, OrchardInfo.
In total, 16 Qualicado grower workshops were held across eight major production regions and 10 wholesaler workshops were held in five capital cities over the life of the project, attracting a total of 1220 growers and wholesalers/ripeners.
Facility checks (and related report cards and action plans) covering 29 pack houses and 13 ripener/wholesaler facilities provided independent, one-on-one expert reviews of infrastructure and quality management practices, with recommendations for improvements.
The program also involved a sub-project to assess the usefulness of aerial imagery and remote sensing to gain better industry data, which led to the establishment of Rural R&D for Profit project Multi-scale monitoring tools for managing Australian tree crops: industry meets innovation (ST15008).
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation
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