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Identification and management of a fungal disease complex in melons

Closing date: 6 May 2020

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Identification and management of a fungal disease complex in melons (VM19003).

The objective of the project is to develop knowledge and tools to support effective management and containment of the disease complex that includes (but not necessarily limited to) gummy stem blight (GSB), charcoal rot and fusarium wilt Phomopsis spp.

To do this, the project will:

  • Synthesise current knowledge and identify pressing research gaps for fungal disease complexes in melons
  • Identify and understand the interaction of the causal pathogens and the inoculum sources for the fungal disease complex
  • Develop and extend tools for integrated disease management of the pathogens.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from (you will need to be a member of to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEST), 6 May 2020.