|Using ultra-low volume (ULV) application technology in the control of diseases on avocado fruit|
|Zelda van Rooyen:||New developments in horticultural research at Westfalia, South Africa.|
|Rob Blakey:||The non-destructive measurement of moisture content using handheld near-infrared spectroscopy.|
|Consuelo Fernandez:||Reasons for the use of clonal avocado rootstocks around the world.|
|Sylvie Kremer-Köhne:||Avocado rootstock evaluation techniques over the last 30 years|
|Rob Brokaw:||Hass Carmen®, a precocious flowering avocado tree|
Jan, Zelda, and Rob also attended Avocado Brainstorming, held the week before WAC7 on Waiheke Island, New Zealand. Avocado Brainstorming is an invitation only conference held every four years to discuss the future of avocado research. There were many interesting discussions with the top avocado researchers regarding avocado breeding, alternate bearing, fruit quality, health benefits of avocado, etc. Thanks are extended to Plant and Food New Zealand for organising and funding this excellent conference.