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Ongoing project

Study to review automation opportunities within the avocado production system (AV22002)

Key research provider: Central Queensland University

What's it all about?

This project is reviewing current avocado grower management practices to identify areas of greatest opportunity for efficiency and productivity improvements, and exploring available automation technologies that could be implemented.

The project will determine through surveys and in-field time and motion data collection the areas and practices within the production system (primarily in-field through to harvest) where there is high labour dependency and costs. Data collection will cover the range of production scales, locations and management systems to deliver insights applicable to the broad Australian industry. 

Through this project, avocado growers will have access to valuable insights into where there is potential for efficiency gains and how they could be achieved through improved processes or technology adoption.

Related levy funds

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