Productivity research

NZ Avocado leads a number of research projects to better understand avocado production in New Zealand.

The industry continues to suffer from very irregular yields across its 1,800 orchards. A benchmarking project has helped to segment orchard performance into “best”, “good” and standard”.

Research is focused on documenting and sharing the on-orchard management that results in orchard performance in the “best” category.

Field days, Avoscene articles, videos and information on this website are all intended to support the grower improving the performance on orchard.

There is not yet a “recipe” for growing avocados in New Zealand. Each of these projects help to define what that recipe might look like and intends to improve the ability for New Zealand to produce a consistent supply of premium quality avocados.

Research programme highlights

Click the titles below for up to date information on each project.

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