Avocado wholesalers workshop
Insights into avocado quality and industry trends
West Australian wholesalers and ripeners are invited to a workshop to get an update on Australian avocado fruit quality and industry trends. The event at the MarketWest boardroom at the Canning Vale markets on the 25 June at 8:30–10:30am is free and a light breakfast will be offered during the two-hour session.
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Topics to be covered include:
- Industry trends and supply forecasting – John Tyas and Hayleigh Dawson, Avocados Australia
- Fruit quality through avocado supply chains – Noel Ainsworth, Qld Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries
- Retail fruit quality monitoring findings – Adam Goldwater, Applied Horticultural Research
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Recent monitoring of avocado quality has identified that more than 90% of fruit from Western Australia meets consumers’ expectations of quality promoting repeat purchasing. However, with a light crop in 2020/21 and a heavy crop expected in 2021/22, quality will be in focus to meet consumer expectations in both Australian and export markets. As local production increases, growers have an increasing focus on producing fruit that can maintain quality, tolerating the time it takes to move fruit around Australia and around the world.
The AV18000 and AV17005 projects have been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation avocado industry research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Avocados Australia, and contributions from the Australian Government with in-kind support from Rudge Produce Systems. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.
Author: Noel Ainsworth, Principal Supply Chain Horticulturist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mobile 0409 003 909, Email firstname.lastname@example.org