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Completed project

Review and extension of avocado pests and their management (AV19001)

Key research provider: IPM Technologies
Publication date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What was it all about?

Running from 2020 to 2022, this project explored potential barriers to IPM uptake and delivered practical information and resources for incorporating IPM on farm.

The project activities included an industry survey and various grower workshops to gain more insight into current pest control practices and pesticide use for avocado growers. The survey results confirmed that the regions dealing with fruit spotting bugs (QLD and NSW) have the highest pesticide use and the highest number of pest species. Workshops and presentations were delivered in IPM and spray applications to help circulate and assist growers with practical information on improving and incorporating pest management options in an integrated way.

Project findings and resources on IPM were also circulated to industry via articles, videos and industry fact sheets.


Watch video Managing avocado pests: Current Threats & Future Directions, available on the Avocados Australia YouTube Channel.

Access presentations and resources from the project via the Best Practice Resource on the Avocados Australia website.

Related levy funds


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

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