Improved fruit robustness and quality in avocado supply chains (mineral nutrition) (AV19004)
What’s it all about?
This investment is exploring how to improve the robustness and quality of avocado fruit entering supply chains. With a focus on pre-harvest mineral nutrition and the effect it has on post-harvest fruit quality, the goal is to provide avocado growers with proven methods to ensure that their fruit reaches consumers consistently.
Through conducting a desktop study of existing scientific knowledge on pre-harvest mineral nutrition, the project team will identify and review management strategies that could improve avocado post-harvest storage and handling outcomes in an Australian production environment.
At the conclusion of the project, recommendations will be presented to industry for both immediate action and consideration for future research.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund