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) 35 downloads
2016-01-27
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
1 file(s) 31 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
1 file(s) 269 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 17/08/2020
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
1 file(s) 227 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
1 file(s) 259 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
1 file(s) 288 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
1 file(s) 147 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
1 file(s) 352 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
1 file(s) 233 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
1 file(s) 150 downloads
Grower resources, Reading your trees, Spring, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Avocado nursery high health scheme
1 file(s) 375 downloads
Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
1 file(s) 224 downloads
Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
1 file(s) 44 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, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
1 file(s) 43 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
1 file(s) 132 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Read your trees workbook
1 file(s) 97 downloads
Reading your trees, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
1 file(s) 136 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 01/12/2020
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
1 file(s) 22 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Research reports pre 2008, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 2 – Tree and fruit

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
1 file(s) 35 downloads
2016-01-27
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
1 file(s) 31 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
1 file(s) 269 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 17/08/2020
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
1 file(s) 227 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
1 file(s) 259 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
1 file(s) 288 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
1 file(s) 147 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
1 file(s) 352 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
1 file(s) 233 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
1 file(s) 150 downloads
Grower resources, Reading your trees, Spring, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Avocado nursery high health scheme
1 file(s) 375 downloads
Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
1 file(s) 224 downloads
Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
1 file(s) 44 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, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
1 file(s) 43 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
1 file(s) 132 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Read your trees workbook
1 file(s) 97 downloads
Reading your trees, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
1 file(s) 136 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 01/12/2020
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
1 file(s) 22 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Research reports pre 2008, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 3 – Land and environment

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
1 file(s) 35 downloads
2016-01-27
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
1 file(s) 31 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
1 file(s) 269 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 17/08/2020
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
1 file(s) 227 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
1 file(s) 259 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
1 file(s) 288 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
1 file(s) 147 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
1 file(s) 352 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
1 file(s) 233 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
1 file(s) 150 downloads
Grower resources, Reading your trees, Spring, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Avocado nursery high health scheme
1 file(s) 375 downloads
Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
1 file(s) 224 downloads
Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
1 file(s) 44 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, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
1 file(s) 43 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
1 file(s) 132 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Read your trees workbook
1 file(s) 97 downloads
Reading your trees, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
1 file(s) 136 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 01/12/2020
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
1 file(s) 22 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Research reports pre 2008, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 4 – Pest and disease

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
1 file(s) 35 downloads
2016-01-27
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
1 file(s) 31 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
1 file(s) 269 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 17/08/2020
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
1 file(s) 227 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
1 file(s) 259 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
1 file(s) 288 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
1 file(s) 147 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
1 file(s) 352 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
1 file(s) 233 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
1 file(s) 150 downloads
Grower resources, Reading your trees, Spring, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Avocado nursery high health scheme
1 file(s) 375 downloads
Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
1 file(s) 224 downloads
Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
1 file(s) 44 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, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
1 file(s) 43 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
1 file(s) 132 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Read your trees workbook
1 file(s) 97 downloads
Reading your trees, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
1 file(s) 136 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 01/12/2020
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
1 file(s) 22 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Research reports pre 2008, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018

Part 5 – Harvest

Title
Pruning Method Characterisation – Frank Baggenstos
1 file(s) 35 downloads
2016-01-27
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Mike Dillon – Canopy management characterisation
1 file(s) 31 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 05/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
1 file(s) 269 downloads
December 2018
Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 17/08/2020
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
1 file(s) 227 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
1 file(s) 259 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
1 file(s) 288 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
1 file(s) 147 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
1 file(s) 352 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 04/12/2018
Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
1 file(s) 233 downloads
December 2018
Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 04/12/2018
Orchard event calendar
1 file(s) 150 downloads
Grower resources, Reading your trees, Spring, Technical Resources, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Avocado nursery high health scheme
1 file(s) 375 downloads
Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Avocado-pollination-brochure
1 file(s) 224 downloads
Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Pruning to balance avocado trees
1 file(s) 44 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, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Watchorn pruning characterisation
1 file(s) 43 downloads
Canopy management, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Two year phenology chart
1 file(s) 132 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 19/08/2020
Read your trees workbook
1 file(s) 97 downloads
Reading your trees, Tree and fruit 29/11/2018
Reading your trees
1 file(s) 136 downloads
Reading your trees, Spring, Tree and fruit 01/12/2020
Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
1 file(s) 22 downloads
panicle, alternate bearing
Canopy management, Research reports, Research reports pre 2008, Tree and fruit 28/11/2018