Call for Abstracts

Submission is now open for the World Avocado Congress 2023

You may submit an abstract for consideration for an oral or poster presentation.

Before making a submission, please ensure that you thoroughly read the General Policies and Requirements. 

  • Abstracts must be submitted by 11.59pm (NZDT), Monday 10 October 2022
  • Full guidelines and instructions are listed here
  • Download the abstract template here
  • View an example abstract here

Submit here


When submitting your abstract please select a topic from the list below. The sub-topics outline areas which may be included under each topic:

Topic Sub-topic
Pests New pests
Invasive pests
Pest management technology
Phenology of pests
Biological control
Diseases New diseases
Root rot
Disease management technology
Life cycle management
Biological control
Production and productivity Pollination/Fruit set
Canopy management
Water management
Salinity mitigation
Plant Growth Regulators
Growing systems
Environmental influences
Breeding and genomics Breeding technology
New rootstocks
New fruit types
Avocado genome/transcriptomics/proteomics
Horticultural performance of new cultivars
Post harvest Maturity
Fruit physiology
Harvest technology
Storage technology
Ethylene and ethylene inhibitors
Disinfestation and disinfection
Sustainability Organic growing systems
Nutrients in the environment Climate change
Low residue technology
Water management
Polliniser conservation
Integrated pest and disease management
Soil management
Social sciences
Agritech Sensors
Integrated orchard management decision making
New tools and technologies
Smart pest and disease management
Use of drones on orchards
Extension Understanding how growers learn
Grower education
Evaluation of extension programs
Innovative extension programs
Tools for orchard management
Food safety Human pathogens
Heavy metals
Marketing Topics  
Nutrition for human health  
Market and/or country reports Development of new markets and maintenance of existing markets
Consumers Marketing at a customer and consumer level
Consumer demand
Social sustainability  

Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by mid-December 2022. 

Accepted abstracts will be published on the Congress web site. 

Authors will be asked to submit a paper for a digital Congress proceedings (details to follow). 

The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.