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Wednesday 10 April, Wauchope Country Club-

Avocado experts are coming to Australia's Wauchope

Avocado experts will be coming to Wauchope in Australia to present the Central NSW Avocado Regional Forum on Wednesday 10 April at the Wauchope Country Club.

A range of avocado experts will be speaking on the day and the technical theme for the forum is "Nutrition and fruit quality". All avocado industry members interested in avocado production are invited to attend, registration is essential.

The Central NSW Regional Forum is the first of six regional forums that are planned across the country as part of a greater project that is being delivered by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) concerned with avocado industry development and extension (AV23010 Avocado industry development and extension project).

Central NSW is one of eight avocado growing regions operating in Australia. Avocado growers in the Central NSW region mainly grow the Hass variety of avocado and they harvest their fruit from May to end of October. According to Avocados Australia's "Facts At A Glance" Report for the period 2022/23 the Central NSW growing region produced around 9,120 tonnes of avocados.

The Central NSW Forum will provide a chance to give avocado growers and packers an update about the industry. Presentations will cover topics such as the Avocado industry extension project, the Industry Benchmarking project, and an update on the fruit quality project. Speakers presenting on the day include Ian Tolson, avocado grower and Avocados Australia CNSW director, John Tyas, Avocados Australia CEO, Adam Goldwater, Applied Horticultural Research, Dan Armstrong, RMCG, John Agnew , Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hayleigh Dawson, Avocados Australia's Market Development Manager, and Graeme Thomas, GLT Hort Services.

Growers and speakers will also take part in a round robin session during the day. The event also includes an orchard walk at a local avocado orchard.

John Tyas, CEO of Avocados Australia, will be presenting the industry update at the forum. "The Central NSW Regional Forum is an excellent chance for avocado growers and packers in the region to hear about industry-wide activities and to hear from experts about best practice," Tyas said.

Bridie Carr, a Senior Extension Horticulturist with QDAF and the project leader for the AV23010 extension project, said that avocado grower consultation underpinned the development of not only the new extension project but also the regional forums. "Grower consultation is vital to the extension project as a whole but also in ensuring that our extension program of activities are relevant and address the specific conditions and needs of each avocado growing region."

Avocado industry members interested in attending the Central NSW Regional Forum should register online for free at

For more information:
Anna Petrou
Avocados Australia Limited
Tel: +61 (07) 3846 6566

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