Avocado Industry Information Day

The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at the University of Queensland, 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; this 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 day 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.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Additionally, there will be a tour of the first established field trial, hosted by Donovan Family Investments.

Day starts at 8:30am registration for a 9am start to 3pm; presentations, discussions and field visit included.

Date And Time

Wednesday, 25 March 2020
8:30 am – 3:00 pm AEST
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This is a free event but please RSVP for catering purposes.

Register here     View flyer (PDF, 383.2 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

46 Churchill Street, Childers, QLD 4660
Room: 
Isis Club Inc.