Crop Forecasting Case Studies
What is Infocado?
Infocado is Avocados Australia’s web-based system reporting volumes of avocados dispatched and forecast to be supplied.
Short-term data is reported weekly, and seasonal data is reported every three months. This data assists the industry to supply avocados more consistently throughout the year, thus helping optimise fruit quality at retail level and support a more stable market. The data also assists with planning industry marketing activities throughout the year.
Avocados Australia developed the Infocado system for the industry’s benefit and there is no cost to participate in the program. If you would like to participate in the Infocado system please contact us.
Growers, packers, consolidators, wholesalers and New Zealand exporters provide data to produce the following reports:
Quarterly Infocado Report
This report is produced in January, April, July, and October from data provided by growers, packers, consolidators, and NZ exporters. It provides dispatch and forecast volumes for the last and following 12 months, by region and variety (Hass, Shepard and Other), as well as the average retail price per month.
This report is provided to all contributors as soon as it is available and loaded on this website for wider access six months after publication.
Weekly Infocado Report
This report is produced weekly on Tuesday from aggregated data provided by packers, consolidators, wholesalers, and NZ exporters. It provides volumes dispatched in the past week by variety, pack type and fruit size and volumes forecast for the following four weeks, by variety.
For each region including NZ, the report tracks dispatch progress across the year compared with the original volume forecast at the beginning of the season.
This report is provided to all contributors as soon as it is available and loaded on this website for wider access six weeks after publication.
These reports are produced as part of the strategic levy investment project Avocado industry and market data capture and analysis (AV20000) funded by the Hort Innovation Avocado fund using the avocado industry levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian Horticulture.