Irrigation Summit Special – 2021

2021 Avocado Irrigation Summit

The Avocado industry development and extension (AV17005) project team conducted a major study into avocado irrigation in 2021. A summit was held in Brisbane Q in May 2021 with experienced avocado growers, agronomists and irrigation consultants to review current practices, share experiences, examine global advances, identify knowledge gaps, propose changes and develop best practice adoption strategies.

While the summit had restricted numbers, all of the materials developed and the keynote presentation are available right here in the BPR.

  • 2021 Avocado Irrigation Review Agenda – click here
  • 2020 Avocado Irrigation Literature Review by Liz Singh, Avocados Australia – click here
  • 2021 Australian Avocado Irrigation Practices by Simon Newett, DAF – click here
  • 2021 Tabulated results Australian Irrigation Practices by Simon Newett, DAF – click here
  • 2021 International Avocado Irrigation Trends – click here

Keynote speaker – special AvoGrow webinar

As part of the 2021 Avocado Irrigation Summit, the AvoGrow Webinar Series presented the guest presentation from Udi Gafni, the Technical Services Lead for Avocado Granot, Israel. Udi joined the 2021 Avocado Irrigation summit group via Zoom during the dinner to present information on the avocado irrigation practices in Israel and those in orchards that he consults with, in Chile, Peru, South Africa, Kenya and Australia.



Further reading

  • In the BPR, there is a host of information on irrigation in the Growing module – click here

More information

This event was part of the strategic levy investment project, Avocado industry development and extension (AV17005), part of the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund. This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation avocado research and development levy, co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.


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Author: Lisa Yorkston
Date Published: 20/05/2021