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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the avocado industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Achieving more consistent yields of quality fruit in the Australian avocado industry

Project Code: AV14000

Status: Completeed project

Read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

With irregular bearing identified as a key issue in the Australian avocado industry, this three-year project was established in 2015 to provide growers with the knowledge required to implement practices for more consistent high yields of good-quality avocados from year to year. It had a strong focus on delivering workshops and resources to growers. Full details are available in the project wrap-up in Hortlink 2018, edition 1. All resources and learnings from the project also remain available in the industry’s Best Practice Resource (BPR).

Data management and quality innovation extension program
Australian avocado benchmarking program development rounds II & III
Improving yield and quality in avocado through disease management – phase 2 (AV 10001)

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.

Improving avocado orchard productivity through disease management

Project Code: AV16007

Status: New project

Read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

This project will identify strategies to minimise the effects of key diseases in avocado orchards and in fruit as it progresses through the supply chain – helping the avocado industry increase orchard productivity and fruit quality.

The project will have a focus on diseases and issues including Phytophthora root rot; Phellinus brown root rot; Nectriaceous black root rot; stem end rot; and branch and graft dieback.

The dedicated Phytophthora component will involve the work of a Murdoch University team.

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the avocado page of read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

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Avocado Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Avocado SIP at a glance

Avocado SIP

The avocado Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the avocado industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.

The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving avocado growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's avocado Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Avocado Pemberton, WA August 31, 2016
Avocado Mareeba, QLD September 16, 2016
Avocado Brisbane, QLD October 13, 2016
Avocado Brisbane, QLD December 12, 2016
Avocado Brisbane, QLD February 21, 2017
Avocado Brisbane, QLD July 31, 2017
Avocado Brisbane, QLD May 9, 2018

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the avocado industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 0439 433 885
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Claire Tindale-Penning
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2311
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Industry representative body: Avocados Austrlaia

PO Box 8005
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
T 07 3846 6566
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