Israel research shows avocado yields could increase 50pc

BOOM horticultural crop, avocado, could return up to 50 per cent more for growers if techniques from leading global, on-farm research in Israel are adopted.

That was the message delivered to excited growers in meetings with Israeli expert Dr Avner Silber at Mareeba, Childers and Kilcoy in Queensland, as well as at Renmark in South Australia, coordinated recently by specialty fertiliser supplier, Haifa Australia, in conjunction with irrigation specialist, Netafim.

Dr Silber, who works for the Avocado Board of Israel and was a Professor at the renowned Volcani Institute, which has a long history of research, conducted farmer trials over more than four years, determining fertigation and irrigation demands throughout the avocado crop production cycle for maximising yields and quality.

Read the article from the North Queensland Register.