Storm damage decision guide
Based on knowledge from growers that have
several severe storms, a "Storm Damage Decision Guide” has been
The guide explains how to assess damaged trees and what to do with them
to minimise the effects on orchard productivity. The strategy and goals
individual orchard will of course need to be factored into any final
decisions. See the guide in the resources section below along with videos showing the outcome of discussion with growers on how to assess and manage storm damaged avocado trees.
We would like your feedback on the guide to make it relevant, as comprehensive as possible, and easy to use. We would also like to hear about your success with
mitigating storm damage using shelter management, increased drainage, pruning, or any other method.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any feedback.
Development of the Decision Guide involved growers
that have experienced several severe storms visiting a damaged orchard
in Whangarei in 2014 and discussing what they would do when presented with
NZ Avocado would like to acknowledge John Wiessing, Dave
Alderton, Mark West and Sue Culham for the time they spent with us at
the orchard and the effort made to create this information.