Presentation and full papers

Academic programme presentations

Over 150 abstracts were received for presentation at the 10th World Avocado Congress 2-5 April 2023 in Auckland New Zealand.

The Local Scientific and Local Marketing Organising Committees reviewed all abstracts under an agreed process and all applicants were notified via email prior to Christmas 2022.

Presenters at the 10th World Avocado Congress will be asked to provide their presentation or powerpoint slides prior to the Congress. A dropbox will be set up two weeks before the opening of the Congress on 2nd April 2023.

Separate instructions will be emailed in March to each presenter requesting your presentation.

Academic programme – full paper

If authors would like, they can submit a full paper.

Details of how the full paper should be formatted and submitted are set out below. 

Full paper submission

Full papers must be submitted by the end of Friday 31 March 2023 to

Full paper instructions

  • The first page of the paper is the abstract page in both English and Spanish as submitted at registration.
  • Continue the paper using the abstract template (text in Arial 10pt). 
  • After the abstracts, the paper may be in English OR Spanish but not both.
  • Margins – all at 25.4 mm (1 inch)
  • Text – font Arial 10pt for abstract text, 11pt for title, authors and affiliations
  • Bold for title 
  • Italics for authors
  • Justified left and right with no indentation
  • Spacing – single-spaced, exactly at 12 pt, 6pt space after return

It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the paper is correct. Papers will not be peer reviewed. Editing will be limited to formatting for consistency only.

After the introduction, paper headings can be as required depending on the type of presentation.  An example for a simple scientific presentation is given below along with examples of a table and a figure.

Separate headings with a blank line.

An example “full paper” is set out below.


Include the Paper abstract – in both Spanish and English – as submitted into the Congress portal and accepted.




Data analysis



Example of a table (no vertical lines, minimise horizontal lines, title at top)


Example of a figure (title underneath)



Figure 1.  Relationship between Colletotrichum acutatum (C.a.) inoculum on leaf discs sampled in December 2005, and incidence of body rots in fruit harvested in February 2006.  BOP = Bay of Plenty, W = Whangarei, FN = Far North.









Examples provided for style. 

If using Endnote please use Plant Pathology style.

Please include doi information where available.

Burdon J, Lallu N, Haynes G, McDermott K, Billing D, 2008. The effect of delays in establishment of a static or dynamic controlled atmosphere on the quality of 'Hass' avocado fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology 49, 61-8 On-line 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2008.01.002.

Dann EK, Ploetz RC, Coates LM, Pegg KG, 2013. Foliar, Fruit and Soilborne Diseases. In: Whiley AW, Schaffer B, Wolstenholme BN, eds. The avocado: botany, production and uses. Wallingford: CABI, 380-422.

Everett KR, 2002. Avocado fruit rots: A review of industry funded research. NZ Avocado Growers' Association Annual Research Report 2, 8-16.