Login | Create Account (DAF staff only)

AV07005 Development of commercial application of an avocado fruit robustness test

Lelagadec, Danielle. AV07005 Development of commercial application of an avocado fruit robustness test. Lead Agency: Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

Project Start: 4 January 2008

Project End:31 May 2010

Abstract

Fruit quality is one of the major factors limiting growth in avocado retail sales. Avocado growers are often unaware of their end-use fruit quality since quality problems only manifest upon fruit ripening and growers receive limited feedback from the supply chain. If growers were aware of their expected fruit quality they would be equipped to make better marketing decisions and if necessary to take remedial
actions to improve their fruit quality.

Avotest is being developed as a quick and easy method of determining expected end-use fruit quality before the start of the commercial fruit harvest. The test aims at distinguishing between blocks with robust fruit and those with less robust fruit. The test could also be used to predict the resulting fruit quality after the implementation of new farming practices.

Item Type:Research in Progress
Research Location:Bundaberg, Queensland.
DAF Project ID:3635
Subjects:Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit
Contact Email:rip@deedi.qld.gov.au
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 00:43
Last Modified:15 Nov 2011 05:52

Repository Staff Only: item control page