Avocado propagation technology:
You and I know that Avocado farming is a business of patience.
3-4 years have to pass before you get your first harvest.
And that’s a long time.
Farmers who aren’t prepared enough, end up failing because of lack of cash flow.
So any developments that could shorten this LONG waiting period, are always welcome.
Won’t you be happy about it too?
Well, just recently Australian scientists made a breakthrough discovery.
They found a way that:
- Could SINIFICANTLY shorten the maturity of avocado trees.
- Increase return of investment by a whopping 21%.
That’s not the most exciting part.
“From a single millimeter of avocado plant tissue, they can produce 500 new Avocado seedlings.”
Wow. Isn’t that amazing?
Here is what those scientists are saying:
The wait times for avocado trees could soon get a lot shorter.
Thanks to a world-first Australian innovation that uses a single millimeter of tree cutting to make 500 new ones.
The world’s first Hass avocados produced by trees grafted on tissue culture plants are tasty, healthy, and disease-free, say University of Queensland scientists, who pioneered the break-through technology.
“Trials show that the clonal tissue culture rootstocks are yielding high-quality fruits in the field,” said project leader Professor Neena Mitter, Director of UQ’s Centre for Horticultural Science.
Economic modelling conducted by the University of Southern Queensland with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as part of the project suggests that the tissue culture technology offers a potential 21 percent return on investment to avocado growers.
“This is a Queensland-owned and invented technology platform validated from lab to orchard, and is now progressing to commercial roll […]
Highlights of the New Australian Avocado Propagation Technology:
- You can grow up to 500 times more plants from a single cutting in 10-12 months.
- Very easy to root various Avocado rootstocks using meristem or plant cells approach.
- Desired rootstocks and varieties can be into production quickly.