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Ongoing project

Avocado industry development and extension (AV17005)

Key research provider: The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

What’s it all about?

This extension project is responsible for delivering a range of events and resources to help the avocado industry access, understand and implement best practice information. This includes information from current and previous Hort Innovation Avocado Fund R&D investments. The ultimate goal is to help improve orchard productivity, fruit quality and overall profitability.

Project activities include…

  • Delivery of face-to-face events spanning regional forums, workshops for new growers and resellers, advanced management workshops and study tours

  • Engagement with wholesalers to extend information on fruit handling best practice and other industry information

  • The supply of information to industry consultants, for further distribution to industry

  • Reviewing of key industry practices and scientific literature

The project is also responsible for delivering hard copy and online resources for growers, including…

  • Avo Alert emails – monthly reminders sent to all growers, specific to each major production region, providing prompts about the orchard activities that should be considered in that particular month and the month ahead

  • An updated Avocado Problem Solver Field Guide

  • New and updated content for the industry’s Best Practice Resource (BPR), as well as new online forum for Q&As within the BPR

  • Instructional posters and videos

  • Information on phenological cycles for new varieties and production regions.


For more information, contact Avocados Australia Industry Development Manager Liz Singh at or on 0499 854 111 (Mon-Thurs), or Simon Newett at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at or on 07 5381 1326

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund