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Improved Disease Management in Avocado Orchards

This investment is identifying strategies to minimise the effects of key diseases in avocado orchards and in fruit as it progresses through the supply chain. The project has a focus on diseases including Phytophthora root rot, hellinus brown root rot, nectriaceous black root rot, stem end rot, branch and graft dieback. A major component of the project will be field trials to assess effects of new chemicals and soil amendments on tree health, fruit yield and quality, including investigating phosphite treatments for Phytophthora. The fungi associated with fruit stem end rot, graft dieback, branch cankers and branch dieback will be investigated. Evaluating Trichoderma and fungicide drench management options for Phellinus brown root rot and black root rot will also be undertaken.

Project date

6 Nov 2017-5 May 2022

Principal investigator

Dr Greg Chandler

Project led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables

Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia's horticulture industry. As one of the nation's 15 Rural …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Cross industry Fruits Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Vegetables
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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