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Field day: Whangarei, 29 September 2022

NZ Avocado invites you to join us for a field day on Thursday 29 September 2022 from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Helen Martin’s orchard, 665 Ngunguru Road, Whangarei.

Helen took over the management of the orchard several years ago and has started reducing the height of trees on the orchard by stag horning one block. Come and see how things are going and what Helen has learnt along the way. The field day will include an orchard walk where growers can ask questions and discuss technical information relevant to this time of year.

Field day topics will include

  • The financial benefit of crop load management to improve consistency of production and fruit size.
  • Discussion on the benefit of tree height reduction and a practical demonstration of flower pruning.
  • Influence of soil moisture on fruit size with importance of early fruit development.
  • Update on year 3 results from the Avovantage on-orchard quality project.
  • Attending growers will be encouraged to share their own experiences of crop load management and beneficial spring orchard management practices.


Field day: Whangarei, 29 September 2022



10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Helen Martin’s orchard, 665 Ngunguru Road, Whangarei.
665 Ngunguru Road
Whangarei, New Zealand


NZ Avocado
07 571 6147
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