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.

Grower manual:

Part 1 - Starting out

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Grower manual – Part 1 – Chapter 1 -Site selection
351 downloads
March 2022
Grower manual, Part 1, Starting out 23/03/2022
Grower manual – Part 1 – Chapter 2 – Orchard Establishment
676 downloads
March 2022
Grower manual, Part 1, Starting out 23/03/2022
Grower manual – Part 1 – Chapter 3 – Phenology
322 downloads
March 2022
Grower manual, Part 1, Starting out 23/03/2022

    Part 2 - Tree and fruit

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    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 1 – Canopy management
    457 downloads
    March 2022
    Canopy management, Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit 06/04/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 2 – Pollination and fruit set
    401 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Part 2, Pollination and fruit set, Tree and fruit 06/04/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 3 – Tree Health
    400 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Tree health 06/04/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 4 – Soil Moisture and Irrigation
    402 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Irrigation & soil management, Part 2, Tree and fruit 06/04/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 5 – Replant
    201 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Part 2, Replant, Tree and fruit 06/04/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 6 – Nutrition
    613 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Nutrition, Part 2, Tree and fruit 23/03/2022
    Grower manual – Part 2 – Chapter 7 – Weed Control
    398 downloads
    March 2022
    Grower manual, Part 2, Tree and fruit, Weed control 06/04/2022

      Part 3 - Land and environment

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      Grower manual – Part 3 – Chapter 1 -Shelter
      256 downloads
      March 2022
      Grower manual, Land & enviroment, Part 3 06/04/2022
      Grower manual – Part 3 – Chapter 2 -Frost Protection
      199 downloads
      March 2022
      Grower manual, Land & enviroment, Part 3 06/04/2022

        Part 4 - Pest and disease

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        Report: 2020-02-24 Phosphonate partitioning report
        223 downloads
        02-2020
        2020, Grower resources, Part 4, Research reports, Root rot management 14/05/2024
        Guideline: Mature tree health decision guide
        246 downloads
        Grower resources, Part 4, Root rot management, Tree health 14/05/2024
        Grower manual – Part 4 – Chapter 1 – Spraying
        585 downloads
        December 2020
        Grower manual, Part 4, Pest & Disease, Pests and disease 21/04/2021
        Grower manual – Part 4 – Chapter 2 – Pests
        742 downloads
        December 2020
        Grower manual, Part 4, Pest & Disease, Pest Resources, Pests and disease 21/04/2021
        Grower manual – Part 4 – Chapter 3 – Phytophthora Root Rot Management
        436 downloads
        March 2022
        Grower manual, Part 4, Pest & Disease 06/04/2022
        Grower manual – Part 4 – Chapter 4 – Fruit rot management
        193 downloads
        December 2018
        Fruit rot management, Grower manual, Part 4, Pest & Disease 04/12/2018

          Part 5 - Harvest

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          Grower manual – Part 5 – Chapter 1 – Requirements for export
          179 downloads
          July 2020
          Grower manual, Harvest, Part 5, Requirements for export 21/04/2021
          Grower manual – Part 5 – Chapter 2 – Crop estimation
          268 downloads
          Janurary 2021
          Grower manual, Harvest, Part 5 21/04/2021
          Grower manual – Part 5 – Chapter 3 – Maturity
          200 downloads
          February 2021
          Grower manual, Harvest, Part 5 21/04/2021
          Grower manual – Part 5 – Chapter 4 – Harvest guidelines
          241 downloads
          July 2020
          Grower manual, Harvest, Part 5 21/04/2021