Grant Telford

Grant TelfordGrant Telford
Project Manager – Avocado Biosecurity Strategy Project
Grant joined the Avocados Australia team in July 2022 to oversee AAL’s new 5-year biosecurity strategy project. Grant’s 33 years in biosecurity, working across all facets of biosecurity, makes him the ideal candidate to take on the project management and coordination role for AAL. Grant’s interest in working with AAL in avocado biosecurity was first sparked with his participation in the upgrading of the ANVAS scheme. Grant was provided with the opportunity to work not only with AAL but also a number of avocado scientists in developing the new Avocado Nursery Stock Specification which underpins ANVAS.
Grant is passionate about… seeing a job well done – he believes that growing avocados should be about business stability and profitability in the first instance, with biosecurity risk mitigation being an important secondary step that assists a grower in meeting that goal. 

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