Tristate Avocado Grower Study Group Meeting

Thursday 30 March 2017

Starting at the Ramco Football & Netball Club, Ramco Rd, Ramco, then at Mark Boehm’s orchard at No. 10 Parkes Lane then at the rootstock trial on Kym Thiel’s orchard off Rex Andrew Rd

(9:30 am South Australian Avocado Growers’ Association AGM)
10:00 am MORNING TEA
10:30 am Welcome & introductions – Simon Newett, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Nambour, Queensland
10:35 am Industry update – Kym Thiel, Avocados Australia Ltd director and local grower
10:50 am Technical and practical aspects of irrigation and fertigation – Trevor Sluggett, Total Eden
11.15 am Discussion on irrigation and fertigation
11:30 am Small Tree Project update – Peter Rigden
11:50 am The new Best Practice Resource (BPR)
12:00 pm Observations from the 2016 flowering and fruitset season, and discussion – Simon Newett
12:30 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm Latest results from Waikerie rootstock trial – results from Liz Dann presented by Simon Newett
1:35 pm Complete evaluation forms and set the topic, venue and date for the next meeting
1:45 pm Background to the orchard walks – Mark Boehm & Kym Thiel
1:55 pm Depart for orchards
2:00 pm FARM WALKS – focus on irrigation, canopy management and the rootstock trial
3:30 pm Depart

Morning tea and lunch will be provided but for catering purposes please RSVP by Tuesday 28 March with numbers attending to or send a text with name and numbers attending to 0400 565 784 (or leave a message). Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you there.


  • Morning meeting and lunch at Ramco Football & Netball Club, Ramco Rd, near Ramco Point Rd
  • Afternoon farm walk starts at No. 10 Parkes Lane, Waikerie, then Rex Andrew Rd, Waikerie.


9:30 am Start (Arrive 9:00 am) to 3:30 pm, 30/03/2017 (Date Past)


Queensland DAF


Starting at the Ramco Football & Netball Club, Ramco Rd, Ramco (see full agenda)
Starting at the Ramco Football & Netball Club, Ramco Rd, Ramco (see full agenda)
South Australia 5322