AVOCADO FARMING

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About Course

The course is designed for those interested in learning more about Avocado production as well as all the actors in the value chain.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO AVOCADO
a) Avocado general overview b) Introduction c) History and production d) Description of the Avocado plant • Growth habit • Foliage • Flower • Fruit e) Avocado cultivars f) Climatic requirements for avocado plants • Temperature • Rainfall • Humidity g) Soil requirements • Soil analysis • Soil colour • Soil texture • Soil structure

  • Introduction
  • QUIZ

CULTIVATION OF AVOCADO
a) Cultivation practices • Planting • Land Preparation • Planting holes • Planting seedlings • Soil testing b) Management of the farm • Irrigation • Intercropping • Weeding • Application of fertilizer • Pruning and thinning c) Other cultivation practices

PESTS AND DISEASE CONTROL IN AVOCADO
a) Harvesting precautions b) Post- harvest handling • Handling • Grading and packing • Storage c) Avocado production schedule • Soil sampling • Soil preparation • Planting • Fertilizer application • Irrigation • Pest control • Disease control • Topping • Leaf sampling • Harvesting

VALUE ADDITION OF AVOCADO
a) Avocado value addition utilization • Food uses • Avocado oil • Medicinal uses • Other uses

PROFITABILITY OF AVOCADO
a) Avocado production cost and profitability b) Production cost and expectation returns per acre under Hass avocado • Establishment and maintenance first year • Maintenance of the other years • Expected returns c) Important notes

PROFITABILITY OF AVOCADO
a) Avocado production cost and profitability b) Production cost and expectation returns per acre under Hass avocado • Establishment and maintenance first year • Maintenance of the other years • Expected returns c) Important notes

MARKETING SYSTEM OF AVOCADO
a) Market systems of Avocado b) Map of avocado crop value chain c) Overview of the market system of the avocado value chain d) Producers e) Brokers f) Processors

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