Grower manual

This manual is designed to give new and existing growers, the best practice guideline to growing avocados as a commercial crop. It is a supporting document to be used in conjunction with advice from your consultant and packhouse.

Hard copies of this can be purchased through the Avoshop here.

Part 1 – Starting out

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
2016-01-27
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
 1 file(s)  83 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
 1 file(s)  56 downloads
December 2018
Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
 1 file(s)  91 downloads
December 2018
Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
 1 file(s)  53 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Reading your trees, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 30/11/2018
Avocado nursery high health scheme
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
 1 file(s)  32 downloads
Pollination and fruit set 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
NZ Avocado has completed its Best Practice Guidelines on pruning to balance avocado trees. The preparation of this document has involved growers, contractors, consultants, and scientists that have participated in the development of different pruning methods aimed to balance avocado trees.
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Reading your trees 12/06/2019
Read your trees workbook
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 2 – Tree and fruit

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
2016-01-27
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
 1 file(s)  83 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
 1 file(s)  56 downloads
December 2018
Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
 1 file(s)  91 downloads
December 2018
Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
 1 file(s)  53 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Reading your trees, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 30/11/2018
Avocado nursery high health scheme
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
 1 file(s)  32 downloads
Pollination and fruit set 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
NZ Avocado has completed its Best Practice Guidelines on pruning to balance avocado trees. The preparation of this document has involved growers, contractors, consultants, and scientists that have participated in the development of different pruning methods aimed to balance avocado trees.
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Reading your trees 12/06/2019
Read your trees workbook
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 3 – Land and environment

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
2016-01-27
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
 1 file(s)  83 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
 1 file(s)  56 downloads
December 2018
Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
 1 file(s)  91 downloads
December 2018
Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
 1 file(s)  53 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Reading your trees, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 30/11/2018
Avocado nursery high health scheme
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
 1 file(s)  32 downloads
Pollination and fruit set 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
NZ Avocado has completed its Best Practice Guidelines on pruning to balance avocado trees. The preparation of this document has involved growers, contractors, consultants, and scientists that have participated in the development of different pruning methods aimed to balance avocado trees.
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Reading your trees 12/06/2019
Read your trees workbook
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 4 – Pest and disease

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
2016-01-27
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
 1 file(s)  83 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
 1 file(s)  56 downloads
December 2018
Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
 1 file(s)  91 downloads
December 2018
Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
 1 file(s)  53 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Reading your trees, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 30/11/2018
Avocado nursery high health scheme
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
 1 file(s)  32 downloads
Pollination and fruit set 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
NZ Avocado has completed its Best Practice Guidelines on pruning to balance avocado trees. The preparation of this document has involved growers, contractors, consultants, and scientists that have participated in the development of different pruning methods aimed to balance avocado trees.
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Reading your trees 12/06/2019
Read your trees workbook
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 5 – Harvest

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
 1 file(s)  10 downloads
2016-01-27
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
 1 file(s)  14 downloads
Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
 1 file(s)  83 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
 1 file(s)  59 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
 1 file(s)  56 downloads
December 2018
Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
 1 file(s)  37 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
 1 file(s)  91 downloads
December 2018
Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
 1 file(s)  53 downloads
December 2018
Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
 1 file(s)  31 downloads
Reading your trees, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 30/11/2018
Avocado nursery high health scheme
 1 file(s)  66 downloads
29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
 1 file(s)  32 downloads
Pollination and fruit set 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
 1 file(s)  19 downloads
NZ Avocado has completed its Best Practice Guidelines on pruning to balance avocado trees. The preparation of this document has involved growers, contractors, consultants, and scientists that have participated in the development of different pruning methods aimed to balance avocado trees.
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
 1 file(s)  26 downloads
Canopy management 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
 1 file(s)  33 downloads
Reading your trees 12/06/2019
Read your trees workbook
 1 file(s)  20 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
 1 file(s)  25 downloads
Reading your trees 29/11/2018
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
 1 file(s)  4 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018