Information session to discuss progress on avocado tissue culture commercialisation

The University of Queensland Professor Neena Mitter and her research team at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland and Central Queensland University would like to invite the avocado community to an industry stakeholder’s information day.

The day will include presentations and discussions on:

  • Our progress with avocado rootstock tissue culture; will include access to culture jars containing tissue cultured avocado so participants can experience first-hand what we are discussing,
  • plant/tree performance results from commercially managed field trials,
  • the perceptions of tissue culture from industry and
  • economic and market feasibility of these rootstocks entering the market.

The aim of this information session is to support an understanding of the science, in addition to facilitating discussions on how these plants are transitioning into commercial orchards and the predicted associated economic and industry impacts.

 

DATE AND TIME

Monday, 7 June 2021
8:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
8:30 am registration for 9:00 am start with coffee on arrival; morning tea provided.

LOCATION

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101. (Mezzanine room 2) View Map

This is a free event but please RSVP to ensure COVID safe capacity is not exceeded

Register here   View event flyer (PDF, 309.6 KB)

For enquiries, please contact:
Dr Madeleine Gleeson
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
Centre for Horticultural Sciences
The University of Queensland,
T. 07 3346 6519
E. m.gleeson1@uq.edu.au
W. qaafi.uq.edu.au/tissue-culture

This research has been supported by the Advance Queensland through Industry Partnerships funding scheme at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, Anderson Horticulture Pty Ltd, Millwood Holdings T/A Delroy Orchards Pty Ltd, Primary Growth Pty Ltd T/A Jasper Farms, Donovan Family Investments, L&R Collins Pty Ltd and Mac Farms Pty Ltd.

Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101.
Room: 
Mezzanine room 2