New Zealand Avocado Growers' Association

Annual Research Report – 2007

Volume 7





  1        REVIEW: Photosynthesis of avocado
J. Mandemaker

11        Photosynthetic performance of over-wintered leaves
J. Mandemaker

21        ‘Hass’ avocado tree phenology 2004-2008 in the western Bay of Plenty
J. Dixon, T.A. Elmsly, E.M. Dixon and A. J. Mandemaker

31        Differences in initial fruit set on determinate and indeterminate flowering shoots
J. Dixon, T.A. Elmsly, and A.C. Greenwood

41        Shoot growth of 'Hass' avocado trees in 'on' and 'off' flowering years in the western Bay of Plenty
J. Dixon

49        What, when, where and how much mulch should be applied to 'Hass' avocado trees in the Western Bay of Plenty
J. Dixon, T.A. Elmsly, F.P. Fields, D.B. Smith, A.J. Mandemaker, A.C. Greenwood and H.A. Pak

73        Evaluation of a new chemical and two biological control agents for postharvest rot control in avocados
K.R. Everett, O.E. Timudo-Torrevilla and I.H.S. Pushparajah

79        Field testing alternatives to copper for controlling avocado fruit rots
K.R. Everett, O.E. Timudo-Torrevilla G.N. Hill and T.E. Dawson

85        Effect of rootstock cultivar on ripe fruit quality
J. Dixon, T.A. Elmsly, F.P. Fields, A.C. Greenwood, D.B. Smith, H.A. Pak and J.G.M. Cutting

91        Influence of time of day of harvest on 'Hass' avocado ripe fruit quality
T.A. Elmsly, A.J. Mandemaker, E.M. Dixon, D.B. Smith and J. Dixon

97        Carbohydrate status of late season 'Hass' avocado fruit
J. Burdon, N. Lallu, G. Haynes, P. Pidakala, P. Willcocks, D. Billing, K. McDermott, D. Voyle and H. Boldingh

103     Effect of the fruit coating Biocoat™ on ripe rots of 'Hass' avocados
T.A. Elmsly, A.J. Mandemaker, D.B. Smith and J. Dixon