The federal Government is investing $510,788 in research that could help improve fertilisation of Australia’s avocados by unlocking more of what we know about pollinators. Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the Western Australian-based project would use innovative methods to identify insect pollinators, how well they pollinate avocado flowers and whether they pollinate across … Continue reading Pollinator grant to bear fruit for avo growers
Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology. University of Queensland researcher Robert Henry said data from a $13.3 million Horticultural Tree Genomics project could lead to better quality avocados. “Despite its global popularity and cult-like status in … Continue reading Queensland research could lead to better quality avocados
Recent media reports of an avocado shortage have hipsters and foodies horrified the world over.