World Avocado Congress NZ 2023 speaker bio, titles and abstracts
|Adam Goldwater-Australia||Monitoring avocado quality at retail to drive improvement||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Adam is a horticultural researcher and General Manager at Applied Horticultural Research, based in Sydney, Australia. Adam leads a national project monitoring avocado quality at retail, providing quality feedback to suppliers and retailers to help drive quality improvement.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a0d8d69a87f14baaaad047d3c8d053bb|
|Aldo Pesce-Italy||Most common mistakes in avocado oil extraction||Aldo Pesce is the Export Sales Manager at Amenduni Nicola Spa, leading Italian manufacturer of machines for avocado oil extraction. In last ten years he has been involved in dozens of projects all over the world from the design to the working operations. His focus is to ensure to supply the most suitable solution for the production processes, to make oil extraction operations the most rational, efficient, productive and competitive||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/51092d02f1484288bf966c3436b6bcec|
|Alejandro Gavito-United States||The Hass Avocado Board’s role in growing avocado demand in the U.S. The current market trends, opportunities, and challenges||Market and/or country reports/Mercado y/o Informes de países||Alejandro Gavito has led the Business Support Tools and Information program at HAB for 9 years. He has played a vital role in providing actionable data, research, and insights to facilitate a thorough understanding of avocado demand, its drivers, and societal trends affecting the performance of the Hass avocados industry.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/e796b3d34228413bb642f172213c41b0|
|Ali Montazar-United States||Developing tools and information on crop water use and effective irrigation management in California avocado production systems||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr. Ali Montazar has a PhD in Irrigation and Drainage and currently is Irrigation and Water Management Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension. He has more than 20 years of research, extension, and teaching experience. His research focus is sensor-based irrigation, water conservation, salinity, and best management practices.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/29a1ed0472b54b858c960661c80ed74f|
|Allan Woolf-New Zealand||Avocado oil from Kenya – maximising yield and quality of cold-pressed avocado oil||Processing/Procesamiento||Allan Woolf is the Postharvest Science Team Leader at Plant & Food Research where he works on a wide range of crops and disciplines related to postharvest. This includes all aspects of avocado such as postharvest, disinfestation, and processing.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/23cf55b9c531430f81798697babb878c|
|Ana Ambrosi-United States||Building and Sheilding Reputation: The Avocado Institute of Mexico||Market and/or country reports/Mercado y/o Informes de países||Ana joined Avocados From Mexico (AFM) in 2020. Her international business and U.S.-Mexico relations experience has helped her develop AFM’s corporate communication strategy, consolidate the company’s narrative for consistency and alignment, lead the marketing PR program, and build AFM’s corporate communications area. As a public affairs professional, Ana has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and political communications, crisis management, international affairs, and media relations, and has worked in a variety of industries including government, education, aviation, and health||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c866e21dad8e44648ef449f8143090a5|
|Andres Bascope-Ireland||Use of natural bioactive compounds to mitigate oxidative stress and increase fruit set in avocados.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||He is an Agronomist from Universidad Mayor, Chile and currently Chief Agronomist with BioAtlantis company. He has been involved in the avocado business since 2004 as farm manager and crop consultant in Chile and California. He founded AGQ Labs USA in 2008 and worked for Adama Chile as R&D Manager.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2d5481ac065947ada1b7bc5373208991|
|Andrew Geering-Australia||Surveillance for avocado sunblotch viroid utilizing the European honeybee (Apis mellifera L.)||Diseases/Pestes||Andrew Geering works at The University of Queensland, and is leader of a large biosecurity capacity building project for the Australian avocado industry. He is also President of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and Vice President-elect of the International Society of Plant Pathology. Plant virology is his special expertise.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c9ae728d808d4a1794cd10a517be84bb|
|Andrew Logan-New Zealand||Is There A Good Business Case To Press Avocado Oil?||Processing/Procesamiento||Andrew Logan – MSc – Development Planning. University of Surrey, UK.
1999 – pressed the first Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, in the world.
Since 2001 – International Avocado Oil Consultant preparing the business strategy for companies to invest in Avocado Oil production all over the world.
|Andrew Logan-New Zealand||Avocado Oil Processing – a Model for Self-Regulation||Processing/Procesamiento||Andrew Logan – MSc – Development Planning. University of Surrey, UK.
1999 – pressed the first Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, in the world.
Since 2001 – International Avocado Oil Consultant preparing the business strategy for companies to invest in Avocado Oil production all over the world.
|Andrew Robson-Australia||How to navigate ‘AgTech’ for tree crops|
|Anita Boyum-South Africa||Evaluation of alternative spray programs for the control of Pre- and Post-harvest diseases on Fuerte and Hass in South Africa||Diseases/Pestes||Anita obtained her BSc. Hons. in Plant Pathology (University of KwaZuluNatal) in 1998 and has 20 years’ experience mainly working at Westfalia Fruit. Here she has been looking at practical and alternative disease management strategies for all pre-and post-harvest diseases.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/0ec0c1c85f9d46e5aa2d29868ad492e4|
|Armando Equihua-Martinez-Mexico||The avocado stem borer Heilipus cruciatus (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) in Veracruz México.||Diseases/Pestes||El presentador es profesor del Colegio de Postgraduados y ha trabajado con barrenadores del aguacate en México los últimos 30 años.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/1b29e5bb8f3843cabe464ad9fa139d98|
|Brad Siebert-New Zealand||Sustainability from a New Zealand avocado sector perspective||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||Brad Siebert is the Deputy CEO at NZ Avocado and has both technical and operational experience in biosecurity, market access, trade policy, Integrated Pest Management and natural resource management. For the last 10 years Brad has led these areas of work for the New Zealand avocado industry.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a05e8c48596b49d2b1562d0082437020|
|Braulio Alberto Lemus Soriano-Mexico||Management of root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi Rands with beneficial microorganisms||Diseases/Pestes||Es profesor e investigador de la Universidad Michoacana en el área de fitosanidad y producción de aguacate||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/4e6de97bcf9542879d768982d39479a5|
|Braulio Alberto Lemus Soriano-Mexico||Foliar application of silicon on preventing sunburn in avocado fruit||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Profesor e investigador en la Universidad Michoacana en el área de manejo de plagas y enfermedades, así como en producción de aguacate||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/10a679f4e01e45baab15963ea7270655|
|Brent Clothier-New Zealand||Climate change|
|Brier O’Shea-New Zealand||Avocado trends in the New Zealand retail market||Consumers/Consumidores|
|Carlo Magni-New Zealand||Approaches to identify consumer opportunities for innovation in the avocado industry||Consumers/Consumidores||Carlo Magni is the Global Consumer Insights Director at FORWARD Insight and Strategy. His work focuses on bringing the voice of consumers to Innovators and marketers in the primary sector.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/9edf9f2413ed4bd4b89cea2a107a5228|
|Carol Ward-New Zealand||Progressing the sustainability agenda – insights from the New Zealand kiwifruit industry||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad|
|Catherine Wilks-New Zealand||A review of arthropod pests of New Zealand avocados, and their management||Diseases/Pestes||Catherine is the Industry Systems Associate at New Zealand Avocado.
She oversees the AvoGreen pest monitoring and fruit maturity clearance programs and provides input and support across quality and data analysis sections of the industry.
Catherine has been involved in research for the avocado and kiwifruit industries, as well as contributing to quarantine research aimed at protecting the NZ borders and environment.
|Cathy Burns-United States||The future of fresh produce||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/541409f006c2430c8fbc9ae5bc3125aa|
|Cesar Peschiera-Peru||Country Reports – Peru||Country reports/Informes de países||Agricultural Engineer, with 29 years of experience in the Agroindustrial sector of Peru, currently President of the Peru Citrus Growers Association and General Manager of the company Agrícola Copacabana de Chincha S.A.|
|Chris O’Brien-Australia||Cryopreservation of avocado shoot tips for long term conservation.||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Researcher in plant tissue culture and molecular biology focusing on genetic improvement, disease resistance and conservation of sub-tropical and tropical crops. Creating change in tissue-culture propagation and cryo-storage to support resilience and sustainability of ag-industries and ecosystems.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/187332995740443d8c9df4789cd52753|
|Christina Hoddle-United States||Oviposition Biology and Behavior of the Large Avocado Seed Weevil, Heilipus lauri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)||Invertebrate Pests/Plagas invertebradas||Christina is an Associate Specialist in the Department of Entomology at the University of California Riverside in USA. Her research focuses on the biological control and IPM of invasive species.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/5ba69d5b5e4f476bb74cb8e486681e20|
|Claudia Fassio-Chile||Relationship between dry matter content and post-harvest quality of “Hass” Avocado in Colombia||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Claudia es la directora de genetic and knolowdege of the avocado company GreenSuperfood. PhD especialista en propagación e investigación de frutales subtropicales.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/d39896df69124dcca3cce963d65e63a0|
|Claudia Hermosilla-New Zealand||High Density Avocado Production in New Zealand, Experiences at King Avocado||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||After 20 years experience in all facets of Avocado production in Chile, Claudia emigrated to New Zealand where she has put her knowledge to use adapting her learned methodologies very successfully developing and enhancing New Zealand’s first high density avocado orchard working closely with some of the world’s leading consultants||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/3776f4bd58ed455bbf3116ee8d2f0c00|
|Claudio Zulueta-Chile||Use of DMP – Nitrobreak, to improve the Urea fertilization efficiency in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Consultant at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and
R&D.Besides consulting, GAMA runs a grower funded R&D program that includes High
Density, Pruning, Soil and Root System improvement, Nutrition, Irrigation
and PGR management among others to increase production or reduce grower
|Claudio Zulueta-Chile||Effect of different pre-harvest technical management on Postharvest condition of Hass avocado fruits in the interior and coastal zones of Chile.||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Consultant at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
Besides consulting, GAMA runs a grower funded R&D program that includes High
|Claudio Zulueta-Chile||Alternative pruning dates and their effect on sprouting, flowering and production of Hass avocado trees in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
Besides consulting, GAMA runs a grower funded R&D program that includes High
|Craig Shephard-Australia||Industry meets innovation: Building the national avocado tree crop map in Australia and ensuring its ongoing maintenance through engagement with industry.||Country reports/Informes de países||Craig Shephard holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Geography, with over 25 years’ experience in the mapping of landscape attributes. Craig is particularly focused on the application of web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) technology||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/f227ebadfd6b4545900495d76ee6de4c|
|Dalton Baker-Australia||Biology and ecology of citrus blossom bug in avocado orchards.||Invertebrate Pests/Plagas invertebradas||Dalton Baker is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Queensland where he currently investigating the biology and ecology of citrus blossom bug. His primary area of interest is the integrated pest management of insect pests in both horticultural and animal production systems.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/d1a3bc6a5740471c97d12c15fecefa3b|
|Danilo Arellano-Chile||Characterization of the respiration rate of avocados exported from different countries and its relationship with carbon dioxide||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Danilo Arellano es Ingeniero Agrónomo de la Universidad de Chile, institución en la cual también realizó un Magíster en Ciencias Agropecuarias. Actualmente se desempeña como Ingeniero técnico en el área de Investigación y Desarrollo de Liventus desarrollando proyectos de innovación en países como Chile, Colombia y Sudáfrica.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a1f5f60816aa46df875c90fca1585d67|
|Daryl Joyce-Australia||Growing robust avocado fruit – A systems thinking approach to inform decision making||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Daryl Joyce has worked on the biology and technology of fruit, vegetable, and ornamental crops. His value chain orientated supply chain focus is on optimisation of pre- and post-harvest practices. Daryl’s current work is around ‘measuring and monitoring to manage’ sub-tropical and tropical fruit quality from production to consumption.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/dcd4db8259984727a2013a29309ddb48|
|David Billing-New Zealand||Chilling damage in ‘Hass’ avocado fruit skin||Post harvest/Postcosecha||David Billing is a Postharvest Research Technologist, working for Plant & Food Research in Auckland. His research work mainly focuses on the application of storage technologies for improving the cooling, storage or transportation of horticultural produce throughout the entire cool chain, to maintain good product quality.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/0df194b9e63e4c80ada29641c1ff549f|
|David Oag-Australia||The effect of a paclobutrazol soil drench on vegetative growth in avocados.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||David has spent his research career on perennial fruit crops, starting with mango and avocado, then tablegrape, more recently adding persimmon and strawberry, and now returning to avocado. Much of David’s work has involved growing temperate crops in tropical environments, leading to a particular interest in the plant-environment interaction.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/af801f77c83f4f63a20f83eb0adfecc8|
|Derek Donkin-South Africa||Country report – South Africa||Country reports/Informes de países||CEO of the South African Subtropical Growers’ Association, which manages the affairs of the South African Avocado Growers’ Association. Derek has worked in the avocado industry since 1998.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/5ff2ccd18a25490e9275038166da0711|
|Donald Hunter-New Zealand||New physiological and molecular insights on ripening biology of avocado||Post harvest/Postcosecha||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/697bb010d9d34a099cfc3124a31df521|
|Donovan Lewis-South Africa||Protocol precision ensures good quality arrivals on Maluma and growth worldwide.||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Donovan Lewis joined the Allesbeste team in 2014 and is currently the Marketing Manager and is responsible for the Marketing of all fruit from Allesbeste and the producers that supply to Allesbeste. He is also responsible for the technical aspects regarding the logistics and Pack House as well as Protocols.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/fabcc3e7ca8d49d9b39020dee0f3a6d9|
|Edith Estrada-Venegas-Mexico||Mites associated to ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) on avocado (Persea americana) in Mexico.||Diseases/Pestes||La presentadora es profesora del Colegio de Postgraduados y ha trabajo con insectos y acaros del aguacate los últimos 30 años.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/71616f7e79d44304b73bb20191cb0003|
|Edith Estrada-Venegas-Mexico||Rearing the large avocado seed borer Heilipus lauri (Coleoptera:Curculionidae) in México.||Diseases/Pestes||El presentador es profesor del Colegio de Postgraduados y ha trabajado con insectos y acaros en aguacate los ultimos 30 años.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/68d7ad0f373d4c2290c9f147626779ff|
|Elizabeth Dann-Australia||Investigating fungi associated with panicle blight and dieback in avocado||Diseases/Pestes||Liz Dann and the avocado pathology team at UQ work on a wide range of diseases affecting roots, shoots, flowers and fruit in the nursery, orchard and postharvest. A focus is to deliver options to industry for disease management by optimising existing practices and evaluating alternative approaches.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b0457f21c4ac411da3af0ef190e9869a|
|Elizabeth Dann-Australia||Understanding the mode of action of phosphite in avocado for enhanced management of Phytophthora root rot||Diseases/Pestes||Liz Dann and the avocado pathology team at UQ work on a wide range of diseases affecting roots, shoots, flowers and fruit in the nursery, orchard and postharvest. A focus is to deliver options to industry for disease management by optimising existing practices and evaluating alternative approaches.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/e14f0211f7d0489bacdba6a3673fcf43|
|Elize Jooste-South Africa||Avocado sunblotch viroid: the challenge of symptomless carrier trees in disease management||Diseases/Pestes||Dr Elize Jooste is a research team manager and researcher at the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa. Her current research focuses on the detection and control of pests and diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. She is involved in research on avocado sunblotch disease and improving the management of the disease.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/69c3bca0db454ffc81005908b9f84a9f|
|Enrique Rebaza-||Managing salinity while boosting water efficiency for sustainable avocado production||Agritech/Agrotecnología||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/7e8d91919f824dd5a3e88043a1c0d139|
|Eric Focht-United States||Eating quality, sensory profile, volatile analysis, and postharvest evaluation of two early season Hass-like mutants: Flavia and Eugenin||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Eric Focht has been a Staff Researcher at UCR for over 20 years; he is also in the process of completing his PhD in Plant Biology and plans on defending his dissertation in Spring or Summer Quarter, 2023||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/120b89764a244d38b79c4bb48d149414|
|Eric Imbert-France||Overview of global supply & demand|
|Etaferahu Takele-United States||The effect on productivity and profit of high density planting of avocados||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||As an extension farm management extension economist in the University of California Cooperative Extension, the author’s research and extension program includes: analyzing new crops economics and profitability; comparing benefits of alternative practices and selecting optimum input combination in production practices.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/4cdd74ab98644f5392a53c26f14eaa50|
|Fintan Cannon-||Avocado: from zero to hero in the Korean market. The success of avocado and Korean consumer psyche||Consumers/Consumidores||Fintan is the Managing Director of Latitude, an in-market service provider for organisations who are active in the Korean market. Working alongside Avanza, he was in charge of introducing New Zealand avocados to the Korean consumer in a format that suited the Korean diet.
In between stints at Latitude, he worked as Brand Development Manager with Jameson Irish Whiskey in the Philippines. With Jameson he was the lead for adapting global brand strategy and executing all consumer facing elements of the brand’s local program.
Recently returned to Latitude, his passion and focus is on bringing products to market in an innovative and collaborative way. Fintan, who is originally from Ireland, has spent a total of seven years living in Korea intermittently and has become fluent in Korean.
|Florence Van Dyke-New Zealand||Sustainability from a commercial angle|
|Francisco Contardo-Sfeir-Chile||Country Report – Chile||Country reports/Informes de países||Executive Director Chilean Avocado Committee|
|Francisco Gardiazabal-Chile||Effect of Bioaminol and Serenade on the production of Hass Avocados in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
Besides consulting, GAMA runs a grower funded R&D program that includes High
|Francisco Gardiazabal-Chile||Ecological Sustainability of Avocados in Chile||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
|Francisco Mena Vólker-Chile||Growing avocados in challenging times||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/4ddbf562d37547099802e53479641aa6|
|Francisco Mena Vólker-Chile||Nitrogen distribution and it´s effect on productivity in avocado trees var. Hass in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
|Francisco Mena Vólker-Chile||Effect of Uniconazole soil spring applications as a possible replacement of foliar applications in the production of Hass Avocados in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
|Francisco Mena Vólker-Chile||Effect of soil applied Kelpak in two zones – one irrigated with saline water and one with good quality water – on the production of Hass Avocados in Chile.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Partner at GAMA, Company dedicated to Avocado and Citrus Consulting and R&D.
|Fredy Monserrate-New Zealand||Influence of different fertilization regimes on avocado fruit mineral composition in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Fredy is a Colombian PhD candidate from Massey University in New Zealand, working at the farmed landscape research centre. His thesis is entitled: Nutrient management strategies for improving calcium status of avocados.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/1e9d1aa5d7b34e7788f2cef743caea0f|
|Gary Hannam-New Zealand||Country Reports – Kenya||Country reports/Informes de países||Olivado introduced its New Zealand developed extra virgin avocado process to Kenya in 2007. A 9 year programme with New Zealand’s Plant and Food Research for avocado production and post-harvest handling (2014-2023 )has seen many new developments including a world leading predictive model for determining maturity of avocado for fresh exports and oil production across 14 Counties and 5,000 farms. Olivado also exports fresh avocado to Europe.|
|Gina Widjaja-United States||Leveraging nutrition science and communications to promote avocado consumption in the United States||Consumers/Consumidores||Gina Widjaja is the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, responsible for the communications strategy to increase demand and strengthen fresh avocados’ position in the U.S. Her work contributed to the increased awareness of Love One Today®, a leading source of the healthiest reasons and tastiest ways to enjoy fresh avocados.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/5c6ff35db6614b1eb8c83db51a2272fa|
|Giyora Marom-Israel||The control of dry matter through the entire value chain aiming at reducing internal quality problems and adjusting ripening protocols||Post harvest/Postcosecha||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/9103345a4f3b4ebfb8c592edf0fa261c|
|Gonzalo Martinez Hermosilla-New Zealand||Avocado counting using machine vision and machine learning||Agritech/Agrotecnología||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/6e16566d60624ca9a28b2f8b9de1b40d|
|Gonzalo Martinez Hermosilla-New Zealand||Prediction of packed avocado porosity and its application on rapid optimisation of packaging design||Post harvest/Postcosecha||He is Agricultural Engineer and PhD in Bioprocess Engineering with interest in the application of mathematical modelling and optimisation on agrifood processes. He has experience working on industry-focused research across a broad range of application including food packaging, food processing, and postharvest.|
|Gul Ali-United States||The USDA Avocado Germplasm Collection: Genetics, genomics, phenomics and uses||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Dr. Ali is a Geneticist with USDA at the Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami, Florida. His responsibilities include preservation, characterization and distribution of Avocado germplasm to stakeholders around the world. He generates avocado breeding populations for genetic studies and for developing varieties with desirable horticultural, nutritional and climate-resilience traits.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/e6a387b35f48472a9c4063008c94e8c3|
|Hans Maurer-||A global industry perspective on fresh produce sustainability standards||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad|
|Harley Smith-Australia||Physiological basis of summer fruit abscission in avocado.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr Harley Smith is a Research Scientist and Team Leader at CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Adelaide, Australia. Harley’s research is focused on understanding the physiological basis of summer fruit abscission for the development of management practices to mitigate avocado irregular bearing.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/3580768e1911430584b212dd9b60cf7a|
|Helen Boldingh-New Zealand||Effect of shoot meristem type on the likelihood of the shoot fruiting in subsequent years in New Zealand ‘Hass’ orchards.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Helen Boldingh is a Senior Scientist at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd. Her research focuses on carbohydrate physiology over a wide range of perennial crops. Understanding how plant species supply carbon for growth and the carbohydrate status effect on development of floral meristems.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b241fd170bdd46908706f42c13902f06|
|Ian Newton-Australia||Avocado pest management in Australia: the current and future research, technology and management challenges||Invertebrate Pests/Plagas invertebradas||Dr Newton has a PhD in entomology (University of Queensland) and over 24 years experience as an applied entomologist, mostly in horticulture and tree crops. Dr Newton has extensive experience in IPM RD&E, including research on insect biology, ecology, biological control, insect pathogens, biopesticides, chemical control and pheromone trapping.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c576504ea4bd42eab5fcf89da65d79fe|
|Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage-Australia||Let’s toast – Avocado tissue culture goes commercial||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Dr. Hiti-Bandaralage is plant biotechnologist at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia. She specialises in tissue culture and genetic improvement of plants with over 10 years experience in both academia and biotech-industry. She developed the World’s first high-throughput avocado commercial tissue-culture technology for avocado.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/0805a77eb3c04de488e7c05b62d8703f|
|Jeff Oberman-United States||Country Reports – California||Country reports/Informes de países||President and CEO for the California Avocado Commission. Trusted resource throughout the global fresh food distribution supply chain with over 25 years’ experience. Past executive management roles with the United Fresh Produce Association and PRO*ACT, LLC|
|Jem Burdon-New Zealand||Fruit texture assessment and interpretation in ‘Hass’ avocado||Post harvest/Postcosecha||With 30 years of avocado experience, Dr Burdon’s fundamental postharvest research supports commercial R&D activity both within New Zealand and globally. Current research interests within the wider postharvest field include fruit maturity, postharvest handling and controlled atmosphere storage, all with a focus on the final ripe fruit quality||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c09df73e8a1949ff9c3f8536263bb9ca|
|Jem Burdon-New Zealand||Physiological limits for the controlled atmosphere storage of ‘Hass’ avocado fruit||Post harvest/Postcosecha||With 30 years of avocado experience, Dr Burdon’s fundamental postharvest research supports commercial R&D activity both within New Zealand and globally. Current research interests within the wider postharvest field include fruit maturity, postharvest handling and controlled atmosphere storage, all with a focus on the final ripe fruit quality||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a05f566b7a984d43800358f96dcba13e|
|Jen Scoular-New Zealand||Country Report – New Zealand||Country reports/Informes de países||Jen is the CEO of NZ Avocado, Director of World Avocado Congress NZ Ltd and President of the World Avocado Congress Committee. She has led the New Zealand industry body for 11 years. During this time the industry value has increased from $80m in 2012 to over $230m in 2021.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2b17c23127f04f18bce4a59277d35096|
|Jerry Prendergast-||A global industry perspective on fresh produce sustainability standards||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad|
|John McGuigan-United States||The Avocado’s Sustainability Story in the U.S.||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||John McGuigan is the Director of Industry Affairs for the Hass Avocado Board (HAB). His job is to ensure that avocado stakeholders in the U.S. count on HAB as a catalyst for action and a reason to be confident in the industry in the U.S.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2f05795459df42b4bedbde73d52334ae|
|John Tyas-Australia||Country Reports – Australia||Country reports/Informes de países||CEO of Avocados Australia, the national avocado peak industry body in Australia, and he has been in this role since 2012. John’s team provide leadership and support to the industry including communications, education and training, industry and market data, domestic and export market development, and biosecurity.|
|John-Paul Praat-New Zealand||Using existing information to add value throughout the supply chain||Agritech/Agrotecnología||JP brings over 20 years experience in applied agricultural, horticultural and viticultural research, farm management and technical development to his work. A practical farm upbringing led to a PhD in no-tillage and further into applied R&D. Specialist areas include agrichemical application, precision horticulture, crop management, product tracking and information management.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/3373e9c02cab4c06a9854b1ac8e05604|
|Jonathan Dixon-New Zealand||Use of high-resolution drone imagery for crop estimation, health and size of GEM® and ‘Hass’ avocado trees in New Zealand||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Dr. Jonathan Dixon has been researching growing and storage of avocados in New Zealand since the year 2000. Jonathan oversees the development of GEM avocados in New Zealand and consults to over 100 avocado growers on all aspects of avocado management.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/f68c84cdda9d417882b5cfede845a578|
|Jorge Restrepo-Colombia||Country Reports – Colombia||Country reports/Informes de países||Executive Director of Corpohass, the Colombian association of Hass avocados growers and exporters.
Vicechair Colombia Avocado Board.
|Jose Armando Lopez Orduña-Mexico||Country Report – Mexico||Country reports/Informes de países|
|José Miguel Tapia-Gatica-New Zealand||Soil characterisation (biological, physical and chemical) of highly productive New Zealand avocado orchards.||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||Miguel is a Research Engineer at NZ Avocado supporting research activities, data analysis and grower engagement. Previously, he worked for over a decade as a biochemical engineer in Chile and New Zealand, developing projects in climate change, microbiological climate change, carbon footprint quantification, life cycle assessment and carbon stock, as well as biofuels. He also designed wastewater treatment systems to treat wastewater with high concentrations of nitrogen compounds.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c03d0e58d8934861bf8a9cbd2d32248a|
|Josette Tin-United States||Micropropagation of Avocados (Persea spp.) in California||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Josette’s work at the Huntington gardens is devoted to the tissue culture of Persea and other plants. Her scientific interests aim to better understand nutritional requirements of micropropagated plants and has been working with avocado for 4 years. She holds a MS degree in Conservation from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b20b3052723b455ea935eb0b2fce5a5b|
|Juan Sebastián Arias García-Colombia||Hass avocado phenology in the andean tropics of Caldas, Colombia||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||El autor presentador es ingeniero agrónomo con Maestría en Sistemas de producción, actualmente adelanta sus estudios de doctorado en Colombia. Se ha desempeñado como docente e investigador en áreas como la producción de cultivos, fisiología vegetal, agro climatología y fitosanidad. Actualmente trabaja en la ecofisiología del aguacate Hass.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a1f2007458934dbd8dcec2303cd18466|
|Juan Sebastián Arias García-Colombia||Fruit retention in Hass avocado by cardinal point in two contrasting zones of the Andean tropics in Colombia||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||El presentador de este resumen es Ingeniero Agrónomo con Maestría en Sistemas de producción. Actualmente adelanta su cuarto año de estudios doctorales desarrollando su tesis en el cultivo de aguacate Hass. Tiene experiencia como docente universitario, asesor técnico e investigador en las áreas de ecofisiología y producción de cultivos.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/49e2d7f5a0ea48a98731587320d6fdbd|
|Kerry Everett-New Zealand||Temperature and seasonality of infection of ‘Hass’ avocados by fruit rot pathogens||Diseases/Pestes||Dr Kerry Everett is a Principal Scientist and a Team Leader in Plant & Food Research, New Zealand. Dr Everett has been conducting research on avocado fruit rots since 1991 and has contributed significantly to knowledge on control by fungicides and cultural factors.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/df6f1671732a49eead97a63447046d36|
|Kristie O’Donnell-New Zealand||Does Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment of avocado increase cold pressed oil yield?||Processing/Procesamiento||Kristie has worked in the postharvest science team at Plant and Food Research for the last five years. She works with a range of crops for both commercial and fundamental science projects including kiwifruit and avocados.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b692cd720f06464293e25e8c705a7d33|
|Lain Jager-New Zealand||The future of food|
|Lara Pretorius-Australia||Rapid Sample Preparation for High Throughput Diagnosis of Avocado Sunblotch Viroid||Diseases/Pestes||I have been captivated by plant-pathology and plant-pathogen interactions ever since I learnt that the tulips considered the most valuable during Tulip Mania were infected with a virus. I now consider viruses the graffiti artist of the natural world-leaving their unique “tags” for us discover.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/196e2d7a6ce34e3db1794cb4d1bcbc70|
|Lucas Cano-Colombia||Effect of Rootstock/Scion Compatibility on Avocado cv. Hass Fruit and Foliar Mineral Composition||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Master researcher in agricultural sciences, emphasis on plant physiology with experience in fruit trees from cold to moderate cold climate, currently attached to the network of fruit trees from where he performs physiological improvement in the cultivation of avocado cv. Hass||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a4a4357125cc43d5976fa625611b761a|
|Lucia Ramos Romero-New Zealand||The relationship between postharvest rots and orchard variables in ‘Hass’ avocado orchards in New Zealand: The Avovantage project.||Diseases/Pestes||Having completed her postgraduate studies and PhD in Germany focusing on plant pathology, Dr. Lucia Ramos moved to New Zealand in 2017 to work at Plant and Food Research as a Scientist. Her work focusses on different fungal and oomycete diseases affecting a large number of crops and their management||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/9b248bd6cfca4cfdb16fdd174ed4582f|
|Luis Montgomery-Peru||Nutrient standards by reproductive stage development in ‘Hass’ avocado (Persea americana Mill.) in the north coast of Peru||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Protected Agriculture Master; Innovation & Strategic Entrepreneurship Master; Agricultural Engineer; Specialist in agri-food sector, mainly in avocado and blueberry. With experience in extremely arid management conditions typical of Peru, and in agronomic evaluation of different sites of the world for implementation of new projects feasibility. Member of Avocado Scientific Committees.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2b265aa74c214709b551a39b683a8b2b|
|Luis Montgomery-Peru||Nutrient standards by age of leaf in ‘Hass’ avocado (Persea americana Mill.) in the north coast of Peru||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Protected Agriculture Master; Innovation & Strategic Entrepreneurship Master; Agricultural Engineer; Specialist in agri-food sector, mainly in avocado and blueberry. With experience in extremely arid management conditions typical of Peru, and in agronomic evaluation of different sites of the world for implementation of new projects feasibility. Member of Avocado Scientific Committees.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/fbd43b419e064c43821bfb80ea553725|
|Luis Montgomery-Peru||Irrigation management during harvest and its influence on the postharvest of ´Hass´ avocado in the north Peruvian coast||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Protected Agriculture Master; Innovation & Strategic Entrepreneurship Master; Agricultural Engineer; Specialist in agri-food sector, mainly in avocado and blueberry. With experience in extremely arid management conditions typical of Peru, and in agronomic evaluation of different sites of the world for implementation of new projects feasibility. Member of Avocado Scientific Committees.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/5fac925f874642b6b6065b913d2c81a0|
|Marcelo Brossi Santoro-Brazil||Optimum leaf sample size for nutritional diagnosis of subtropical rainfed Hass orchards||Extension/Extensión||Marcelo Santoro is a Phd student from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and is currently working at The University of Queensland with microbiological agents and soil conditioners on different avocado rootstocks.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/002df6a79a24494f87a2a8424c0c4ec2|
|Marcelo Brossi Santoro-Brazil||Are tensiometers the best tool for water management in subtropical Hass orchards?||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Marcelo Santoro is a Phd candidate from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), and is currently working at the University of Queensland with microbiological agents and soil conditioners to understand its efffects on avocado rootstocks.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/ac7345dca87846b1b7f5e70ef26b1d21|
|Marguerite Hyde-South Africa||Clonal Rootstock Budwood Storage Procedures for South African Propagation Conditions||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Marguerite Hyde graduated from the University of Stellenbosch and started her Horticultural career in the Westfalia Fruit Commercial Nursery in 2017 before joining the Westfalia Technological Services team in 2020. Focusing on improving and expanding current and new propagation techniques of avocado trees.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c173cff5c5394b95abba3384764b3be9|
|Maria Manjarrez-Australia||Can we use a portable NIR (near infra-red) scanner and machine learning (AI) to quantify soil microbiology in avocado orchards?||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Dr Maria Manjarrez obtained her PhD in soil microbiology by researching mycorrhizal fungi and plants at molecular level. She has published peer-reviewed papers on this topic. Maria has experience developing innovative methods for the study of microbial populations in soils, but most importantly by adapting them to serve food producers.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/f2981e8b89774f9cb2fbb4988be76c87|
|Maria Isabel Larragoiti Suarez-Mexico||Sustainability, the guiding axis of the APEAM AC||Social sustainability/Sustentabilidad social||María Isabel Larragoiti Suárez, is an Accountant with a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, is currently the Sustainable Development Manager in the APEAM. In her role, she has lead the Sustainability for the company, with actions like coordinating the Green Agenda and achieving the National Exportation Award in 2020.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/fd27c68c48ce45af899b432af496cf58|
|Maria Isabel Larragoiti Suarez-Mexico||Forest conservation, a collective action.||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||María Isabel Larragoiti Suárez, is an Accountant with a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy, is currently the Sustainable Development Manager in the APEAM. In her role, she has lead the Sustainability for the company, with actions like coordinating the Green Agenda and achieving the National Exportation Award in 2020.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/89e0312f651a445dbe8fde5574bfb2fb|
|Marie Wong-New Zealand||Cold Pressed Avocado Oil – To Peel or Not To Peel||Processing/Procesamiento||Marie Wong has been at Massey University for 24 years, after working in the food industry and government research. Marie has been involved with avocado oil research since 2000, both extraction and lipid chemistry. She has also worked with other New Zealand oils including olive, flaxseed and rape seed.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b9140477332c4e44a82ffd7be3d883a3|
|Mark Hoddle-United States||Proactive Biocontrol and IPM of Potentially Invasive Avocado Fruit Feeding Pests||Invertebrate Pests/Plagas invertebradas||Mark Hoddle is an extension specialist in biological control in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Hoddle works on the biocontrol of invasive species of importance to California. Avocado pest management is a significant research area for Hoddle’s laboratory.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/10c65857eac44835a20ad05933da50ed|
|Marnus Ferreira-South Africa||Discussing the relationship between soil physical properties and the yield potential of avocado: commercial results from four continents.||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Chief Soil Scientist at AT involved in various projects, leading and guiding the teams of soil scientists. In addition to being a highly qualified, experienced soil scientist, is an expert in spatial and temporal variability of soil across landscapes including ability to assess soil potential and provide appropriate amelioration recommendations.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/f34b77dd6019457bb03fdfac62c313b5|
|Mary Lu Arpaia-United States||Genetic diversity and population structure of the California avocado germplasm||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Prof. Arpaia conducts an applied research and extension program for the University of California on subtropical fruit crops. Within these responsibilities, she oversees the varietal breeding program for new avocado varieties. Research emphasis in this area focuses on genomics, productivity and postharvest performance.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/132d9d685d8545b9b5cfce6fea06eade|
|Mary Lu Arpaia-United States||Postharvest storage quality and eating quality of a new promising avocado variety||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Prof. Arpaia conducts an applied research and extension program for the University of California on subtropical fruit crops. Within these responsibilities, she oversees the varietal breeding program for new avocado varieties. Research emphasis in this area focuses on genomics, productivity and postharvest performance.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b177213d37724407b456229f5d1a9d83|
|Matt Dyck-New Zealand||Keeping New Zealand Fruit Fly Free||Diseases/Pestes||Matt Dyck is Chair of the New Zealand Fruit Fly Council, a group that includes representatives from government and New Zealand horticultural groups concerned about the threat of fruit flies. The Council share costs and decision making for fruit fly biosecurity readiness and response activities.
Matt is also the Biosecurity Manager for Kiwifruit Vine Health, an organisation that represents the biosecurity interests of New Zealand kiwifruit growers. In this role Matt works to reduce the likelihood and impact of future biosecurity incursions to this industry.
|Maxwell Kibor-South Africa||Abundance and diversity of thrips (Thysanoptera) on avocados and macadamias in the Levubu region of Limpopo Province, South Africa||Invertebrate Pests/Plagas invertebradas||He completed his MSc in Biology(Biodiversity and Environmental Health) at the University of Siena, Italy and a collaborative European Erasmus for traineeship exchange program at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden. He is currently a PhD researcher in Entomology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/52355fe7862043908f3ee87fbee262e8|
|Michelle Miedecke-Australia||Exploring avocado root function and partitioning of 15N to major organs in the tree during the spring root flush.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Michelle Miedecke works for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland, Australia. She has two years of experience working in avocado and macadamia orchard systems research and is currently engaged in an Honours research project.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a1a0e6c696df4cb6a2a68c144c02df04|
|Muhammad Moshiur Rahman-Australia||Better predicting the irregular bearing of avocado crops using sentinel 2 derived time series enhanced vegetation index||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr Moshiur Rahman is a Senior Researcher in Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre, University of New England. His research fields include Satellite Image Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern recognition, Computer Modelling, and their applications to practical problems found in industrial automation, crop growth monitoring, yield prediction and overall precision agricultural technologies.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2af3b5ce693b4bc687ba50a69d43cb88|
|Neena Mitter-Australia||Innovating avocado – Lab to orchard and beyond||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Prof Mitter is Director, Centre for Horticultural Science and ARC Research Hub for Sustainable Crop Protection, University of Queensland. She has > 150 publications and graduated >20 PhD students. Is globally renowned for innovations such as ‘BioClay platform for crop protection’ and ‘Clonal propagation of avocado using plant stem cells.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/473f8fdccf074b4199e385297a011d3c|
|Nikki Ford-United States||The Science of Why Avocados are so Healthy||Nutrition for human health/Nutrición para la salud humana||Dr. Nikki Ford is the Senior Director of Nutrition at the Avocado Nutrition Center, the world’s only independent resource for comprehensive avocado nutrition research. Through the research and nutrition affairs programs, Dr. Ford is building the leading body of credible avocado nutrition health science.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/5187d6cb26fc4e2bacf739d61cc1d4a2|
|Noel Ainsworth-Australia||Improving domestic avocado quality to lift Australian consumer confidence||Post harvest/Postcosecha||Noel has worked in management, extension, research, and consulting roles in natural resource management, environment and agriculture. He has built extensive experience and networks in rural industries ranging from tree crops, to vegetables and wine. This is backed by formal training in the social sciences, management and plant physiology.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/a5d53785704f4171ac2ce3e57f541582|
|Oshry Markovich-Israel||Avocado (Persea americana) Rootstocks propagation Via Tissue culture||Agritech/Agrotecnología||Dr Markovich lead the R&D team of Rahan Meristem in the last 5 years. He is expert in plant genetics, molecular biology and tissue culture.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/51bde007fafa4e84908c34c81e214f96|
|Paul Pidakala-New Zealand||Effect of ethyl formate and phosphine fumigant as a disinfestation treatment on ‘Hass’ avocado fruit quality and target pest mortality||Diseases/Pestes||Paul Pidakala, Senior Research Associate in Postharvest Science provides high-level technical and research support to projects on a wide range of horticultural crops, which include avocados, apples, pears, kiwifruit and kiwiberry. He involved in research with a particular focus is on fruit maturity and storage life extension and fruit disorders.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/794426503753422eb93686c848859453|
|Peggy Mauk-United States||Field evaluation of five rootstocks developed by the rootstock breeding program at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).||Extension/Extensión||Professor of Extension/Director of UCR research stations, Mauk provides leadership in research and extension in disease detection, salinity tolerance, breeding in avocado, mitigation of HLB of citrus and enhancing production of date palms. Mauk received a Ph.D. (1988) in plant pathology from the University of Arizona.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2c5ee486ac3c4dd4913dbc98c702399f|
|Philip Elmer-New Zealand||Field testing bio-fungicides for efficacy against postharvest rots in New Zealand ‘Hass’ avocados||Diseases/Pestes||Dr. Phil Elmer is Team Leader of the Biocontrol and Induced Resistance Team of Plant and Food Research – developing biologically-based solutions for New Zealand’s horticultural community.
His team have successfully screened and commercialised 5 biocontrol products for the apple, grape and kiwifruit sectors and made a major contribution to reducing pesticide use through effective transfer of science for industry.
|Phillip West-New Zealand||Using data to refine best practice extension to New Zealand growers||Extension/Extensión||Phillip West is a Research Manager at NZ Avocado. Phillip champions research that benefits New Zealand growers and the extension of information to improve avocado production. Engagement with growers, researchers, and industry professionals is key to his role. Current research interests includes growing systems, resource efficiency, agritech and fruit quality.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/25e9f62b3a4b41b4a2dc4fbf5dd668c3|
|Puthiyaparambil Josekutty-Australia||Genotype independent in vitro cloning of avocado (Persea americana)||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Dr Josekutty is an agriculture Biotechnologist and academic with 36 years’ work experience internationally (Australia, USA, New Zealand, Micronesia, South Africa and India). Jose uses in vitro breeding for horticulture crop improvement and combines molecular technologies to further speed up genetic improvement of horticulture crops. He is Research Manager with Skybury farms (www.skybury.com.au), Australia since 2017. He developed and managed Plant Tissue culture facilities of Flemings nursery (www.flemings.com.au) and Yuruga nursery (www.yuruga.com.au) before joining Skybury. Jose was an academic at Penn State University, USA from 2010-2012. Jose worked with Plant and Food Research, Lincoln (2005-2007) and New Zealand Forest Research (Scion research) from 2007-2010. Jose introduced agriculture biotechnology to Micronesia working with the USDA program in Micronesia (www.micronesialandgrant.org) from 1998-2005. He has been a lecturer at the Walter Sisulu University (www.wsu.ac.za), South Africa (1996-98); Scientist at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (www.mssrf.org), India (1993-95) and Lecturer at MS University of Baroda (www.msubaroda.ac.in), India. Jose is a Current Director of International Plant Propagator’s Society, Australia (IPPS); and an Editor for Global Science Books, UK/ Japan. He is a member of ISHS and IAPB. He has 40 plus peer reviewed publications and is a reviewer for a few Peer reviewed journals.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/dce960ed16d84b29a817dcdd8499ac31|
|Robert Valkenburg-New Zealand||Comparison of methods for rapid non-destructive and destructive measurement of dry matter, firmness, and rots in Hass Avocados||Processing/Procesamiento||Robert Valkenburg is the inspection science manager at TOMRA Fresh Food in Auckland. His current research is focused on internal and external inspection for fruit grading. Previously he worked at Callaghan Innovation on spatial sensing. He holds a PhD in Statistics on estimation theory and information inequalities.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/64ce0439e1c74ea9aa87c434a9f6be7a|
|Rodrigo Duarte-Peru||Micro-cloning as a nursery propagation technique for a global avocado industry.||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Rodrigo Duarte did an internship with Allesbeste, that has led him to be an independent nursery and technical consultant for Allesbeste and its associated nurseries. Rodrigo is also a Maluma Agent for Latin America.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/8a66b424044d4c5b81c9bf66fe002832|
|Ryan Fink-United States||Unlocking ripeness and category growth through advanced imaging, machine learning and smarter sorting||Processing/Procesamiento||Ryan Fink is the Senior Vice President overseeing Apeel Sciences’s Americas business. In this role, he is responsible for integrating Apeel’s technology to create value for customers across the fresh food supply chain, focusing on the tropicals, tree fruit and citrus categories. Since joining Apeel in 2020, he leveraged his decade’s worth of experience within the avocado industry to address operational challenges and improve the financial and sustainability benefits for Apeel’s supply partners. He is motivated by the potential for Apeel’s plant-based protection and intelligence solutions to create a smarter and more sustainable supply chain. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Management from California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo, and his MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/852a6ad3181f4dd3bb59e14d24eb39f0|
|Sarah McLaren-New Zealand||Life cycle assessment and other methods to measure sustainability|
|Selina Wang-United States||Chemical compositions of avocado oil made from whole fruit and mesocarp and CODEX purity parameters||Processing/Procesamiento||Dr. Selina Wang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology, UC Davis. Her research focuses are food quality and purity, processing, and sustainability. She provides education to academics and processors about raw material quality, shelf life, chemical changes during processing and storage, and byproducts upcycling.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/56f22d7bc32646f59a5e0d0e9fa7d93d|
|Shreyasi Majumdar-New Zealand||Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of New Zealand Avocados||Sustainability/Sustentabilidad||Shreyasi is a doctoral researcher at the New Zealand Life Cycle Management (NZLCM) Centre, Massey University. Her research looks into the potential of developing a life cycle-based environmental certification scheme for horticultural sectors of New Zealand, with special focus on the avocado sector.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/9499b67f5f8e4ba28c87edf03b7ae311|
|Stephanie Bazan-United States||Reimagining Shopper Marketing in the Produce Aisle||Market and/or country reports/Mercado y/o Informes de países||Stephanie leads the Shopper & Trade marketing areas for Avocados From Mexico (AFM). Under her leadership and strategic vision, AFM’s Shopper & Trade Marketing department has driven Mexican avocado demand and has accelerated the avocado category growth to reach record levels.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/e3324b494b4f465f8729348825776bca|
|Stephen Fletcher-Australia||A Chromosome Level Avocado Genome||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/57a400ca0e48456a910b672e4df9c8bf|
|Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés-Brazil||Yield and growth responses to different pruning strategies in high-density irrigated avocado orchards under subtropical growing conditions||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr. Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés, agronomist, researcher and crop consultant in avocados, graduated in Chile, with M.Sc. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ph.D. and Pos Doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo. Currently supporting the local avocado industry by crop advisory and the conduction of research projects on cultural managements.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/998e3c7438a44f6c878391ba83e8a66e|
|Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés-Brazil||Current agroclimatic aptitude of different regions of Brazil for ‘Hass’ avocado production||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr. Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés, agronomist, researcher and crop consultant in avocados, graduated in Chile, with M.Sc. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ph.D. and Pos Doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo. Currently supporting the local avocado industry by crop advisory and the conduction of research projects on cultural managements.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/c373b085f71444c5b65f9a599392f00b|
|Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés-Brazil||Strategies for reducing winter water stress in rainfed avocado orchards under changing climatic conditions in Southwestern São Paulo State||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Dr. Tatiana Cantuarias-Avilés, agronomist, researcher and crop consultant in avocados, graduated in Chile, with M.Sc. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ph.D. and Pos Doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo. Currently supporting the local avocado industry by crop advisory and the conduction of research projects on cultural managements.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/602123b1f1c8462eaeebad2f24207702|
|Thai Sade-Israel||Pollination of avocado orchards using Crossbee an artificial pollination solution||Agritech/Agrotecnología|
|Theo Bekker-South Africa||Westfalia launches two new co-owned avocado rootstocks from its breeding and selection program||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||IP manager for Westfalia Fruit||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/3e69e1399c474d8e9ba9da26b200328e|
|Therese Bruwer-South Africa||Screening of cultivars for pre-harvest orchard cold tolerance||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Therese Bruwer is a horticultural scientist within the Westfalia Fruit research team. She has been involved in subtropical fruit research for more than 20 years and holds a Masters degree in Horticultural Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa). She manages the avocado cultivar breeding and evaluation programme for Westfalia Fruit.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/2134a89b70be45c5b84a861b73e729ae|
|Therese Bruwer-South Africa||Productivity of ‘Hass’, ‘Carmen-Hass®’ and ‘Gem®’ using different plant spacings and manipulation techniques.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Therese Bruwer is a horticultural scientist within the Westfalia Fruit research team. She has been involved in subtropical fruit research for more than 20 years and holds a Masters degree in Horticultural Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa). She manages the avocado cultivar breeding and evaluation programme for Westfalia Fruit.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/b8ed86c7deb74326a5e4bf6b11c6044a|
|Udi Gafni-Israel||Country Reports – Israel||Country reports/Informes de países||Head of the Professional committee of the avocado board in Israel|
|Yasmine Probst-Australia||Association with avocado consumption and cardiometabolic risk: analysis of the 2011–2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.||Nutrition for human health/Nutrición para la salud humana||An Associate Professor and Associate Head of School Equity Diversity and Inclusion with the School of Medical Indigenous and Health Sciences, University of Wollongong . She holds dual Masters degrees in Dietetics and Health Informatics, is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with Dietitians Australia and a Fellow of the AIDH.|
|Yonatan Maoz-Israel||Israeli Avocado orchards – a case study in IPM||Diseases/Pestes||Dr. Yonatan Maoz. Fruit orchard entomologist. Specialized in Avocado plant protection. Instructor of Israeli avocado growers on all plant protection matters. In addition, perform research and participate in studies and experiments regarding pests and diseases of Avocado in Israel.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/cf92d8cf181241c0a533c6465b58540f|
|Zander Ernst-South Africa||Breeding and selecting cultivars and rootstocks set for the future of the avocado industry.||Breeding and genomics/Crianza y genómica||Zander Ernst joined Allesbeste as a family member in 2009.
Since 2009 Zander has been focusing and specialising on the production and marketing of avocados.
|Zander Ernst-South Africa||Successful commercial trellising of Avocado: a case study of ‘Maluma’.||Production and productivity/Producción y productividad||Zander Ernst joined Allesbeste in 2009 as part of the family. Since then Zander has been responsible for managing production and marketing.||https://az659834.vo.msecnd.net/eventsairseasiaprod/production-tcc-public/78ec0e901d464a769011a874558d34f6|
Presenters at the congress were given the opportunity to submit full papers of their presentations.
Monday - Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (Keynote speakers, Planting density and production strategies, Pruning and canopy management)
Pruning and canopy management
Monday - Hunua room 1 (Country reports, Consumer marketing)
Monday - Waitakere room (Avocado oil, Avocado oil adulteration)
Monday - Hunua room 3 (Genomics, Post harvest fruit performance)
Tuesday - Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (Sustainability, Keynote speakers, Fertiliser and mineral nutrition)
- 1400 Shreyasi Majumdar
- 1415 Maria Isabel Larragoiti Suarez
- 1435 Tatiana Cantuarias-Aviles
- 1450 Maria Isabel Larragoiti Suarez
- 1510 Jerry Prendergast and Hans Maurer
Fertiliser and mineral nutrition
Tuesday - Hunua room 1 (Soil and soil biology, Country reports, Post harvest)
Soil and soil biology
José Miguel Tapia-Gatica’s presentation in English:
José Miguel Tapia-Gatica’s presentation in Spanish:
Tuesday - Waitakere room (Propagation, Postharvest)
Tuesday - Hunua room 3 (Agritech)
Wednesday - Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (Consumer marketing and nutrition, Breeding)
Wednesday - Hunua room 1 (Water management, Plant nutrient management, Pollination/fruit set)
- 0920 Marcelo Brossi Santoro
- 0935 Tatiana Cantuarias-Aviles
- 0950 Luis Montgomery
- 1005 Enrique Rebaza
- 1020 Francisco Mena Volker
Plant nutrient management