Join the AS18000 advisory group

Call for expressions of interest to join the new AS18000 crop advisory group

The Australian National Tree Crop Intensification in Horticulture project (AS18000) has officially started. The overall long-term goal of the project is to increase productivity and profitability of five tree crops grown in Australia, including avocados, by developing and demonstrating intensive production systems. The other tree crops included are almond, mango, citrus, and macadamia.

The avocado project team is currently requesting expressions of interest from growers who would like to become additional members of the new Crop Reference Group. This group will meet twice a year and provide valuable grower insight, direction and feedback on the practical management issues of the trial and its progress.

If you are interested in joining the avocado crop reference group, please submit your expression of interest to (0436 675 740) or (0402 390 885) by Friday, 20 November.

Hort Innovation have prepared a ‘terms of reference’ document which can be accessed here for more information.


The National Tree Crop Intensification in Horticulture project (avocado, macadamia and mango) (AS18000) is funded by the Hort Frontiers Advanced Production Systems, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the Queensland Department of Agriculture (DAF), The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland (UQ),  the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and contributions from the Australian Government.

Hort Innovation, Hort Frontiers Advanced Production Systems

Author: Bridie Carr
Date Published: 11/11/2020