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Avocados Australia Guacamole 28 April 2017

Cool chain improvement project seeks collaboration with packhouses

Applied Horticultural Research (AHR) would like to engage with avocado packhouses around Australia to help identify and resolve key issues in avocado supply chains that may reduce fruit quality at the retail end of the supply chain. To get involved read more.

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Help improve the Avocado Web Map

A new web map of Australian avocado, macadamia and mango orchards, launched earlier this month, is needing your help in reviewing and improving the draft map.  Read more for further information.

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Hort Innovation Expert Advisory Panels

Exciting opportunities are now open to all avocado levy payers to join a Hort Innovation Expert Advisory Panel in Health, Nutrition and Food Safety, Leadership or Asian Markets. EOI's close 2pm 12 May 2017.  For more info to to Hort Innovation tender website.



Horticulture biologics integral part of innovation in the industry.  26/04/2017.
Biologics may not be a term you are familiar with but in years to come it could be an integral part of innovation in the horticulture industry. Bayer Business Development Manager Tim O’Grady spoke at the Queensland Country Life’s... 


Tablelands irrigators nervous wait for the new water year.  18/04/2017.
Irrigators face a nervous wait for the new water year, after dam-replenishing rainfall failed to fall in Tinaroo Dam this past wet season.  With the far north’s wet all but over, the level of Tinaroo Dam – Queensland’s oldest large irrigation...



Michoacán ramps up fight on illegal avo plantings.  27/04/2017.

The state is reclassifying forestland that has been deliberately destroyed as protected natural areas.  The Mexican state of Michoacán is home to at least 35,000 illegal avocado orchards according to government estimates.


India opens doors to Chilean avocados, blueberries.  25/04/2017.  
Chilean avocado and blueberry exporters have a large new market open to them by way of India, with the Asian country requesting mango and pomegranate access in return.  The South American country’s Agriculture and Livestock...


HelloFresh is fastest-growing company in Europe.  24/04/2017.
Berlin-based meal kit delivery service tops FT1000 list following impressive growth in several European markets. The dramatic expansion of Berlin-based HelloFresh’s meal kit delivery service across markets including the US...


NZ: Bay's horticultural industries licks its wounds after cyclones. 21/04/2017.  
The impact of Cyclone Cook and former Cyclone Debbie could be felt for "years to come" by the Bay of Plenty's leading horticulture industries. Avocado and kiwifruit growers are cleaning up after bearing the brunt of...


Mexico: Shortage of avocados in Jalisco... 21/04/2017.  
Since producers are prioritising supplying international markets, avocados in Jalisco have become scarce and expensive, and the little product that is marketed in the state is grown in other states such as Nayarit and Sinaloa...


ProHass: Further reductions likely for Peruvian avo forecast.  21/04/2017.
The total volume will still be higher than last season despite flood effects; some will just need to leave fruit on trees for longer.  Peruvian avocado association ProHass has formally downgraded its crop forecast for 2017...


China: Fruit Day flies in first batch of Peruvian 'Big Mac' avocados. 20/04/2017.  Avocados have been called the champion of the fruit world over the last few years. Because of their rich nutritional components and value in the kitchen, the demand for avocados is growing worldwide. 


Eosta backs Kenyan avocados.  18/04/2017
The Dutch organics specialist highlights the benefits to Kenyan smallholders and local communities of sourcing organic avocados from Kenya.  Organic avocados on European shelves were once sourced virtually exclusively from South...

Horticulture Innovation Australia
Guacamole has been funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the research and development avocado levy (AV15002) and funds from the Australian Government.