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Avocado Retailing Merchandising Materials

  A recent Hort Innovation project has shown that if quality of retail displays are improved then the fruit selection process is made easier for consumers, reducing squeezing and increasing purchase of avocados. Merchandising and consumer education concepts were developed, and …

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Avocado supply chain resources

Four essential new resources have been developed for the Australian avocado industry The new best practice resources provide Avocado supply chain members with the latest best practice information.  They include:   Supply-chain best practice guide Fruit-quality problem solver manual Supply-chain checklists …

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Avocado Retail Training

Avocado Retail Training Course

Welcome to the new Avocado Retailing Training Course This e-Learning  short online course has been developed for front line retail staff, in consultation with leading retailers, with the latest best practice information on avocado storage, handling and merchandising. You will receive a personalised …

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Anhydrous ammonia for vegetable crops: Could it be a viable proposition?

                Anhydrous ammonia has long been used as a preplant and side dressing fertiliser in the cotton and grain industries. It results in a high retention of nitrogen in the soil, reduced leaching …

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Pre-harvest effects on shelf-life and freshness of vegetables

The shelf-life and freshness is rated very highly by consumers when they buy vegetables. A recent project run jointly by AHR and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has reviewed the latest scientific literature on pre-harvest effects on vegetable freshness …

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