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Discover Almond levy investments into Almond Fund R&D initiatives

The almond levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Almond Fund R&D initiatives, together with Australian Government contributions.

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Ongoing project

Evaluating self-fertile varieties in block plantings for almond growers (AL22000)

This project is evaluating self-fertile almond varieties in block plantings to demonstrate their benefits to growers and how this system could be incorporated into existing operations, together with varietal information, to provide the greatest return.

10 April 2024

Completed project Final Research Report

Almond industry innovation and adoption program (AL19001)

This project helped to deliver technical advice to almond growers, promoting best practice and facilitating the adoption of R&D.

28 February 2024

Ongoing project

Consumer usage and attitude tracking 2023/24 (MT23201)

This investment provides a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Enabling the pathway to best sustainable management practices (AL23001)

This investment is supporting the almond industry to further develop Almond Hort360, an online grower self-assessment benchmarking tool that provides growers with a resource to support improved sustainable production and on-farm business practises while capturing industry data which can inform future research and development activities.

13 December 2023

Ongoing project

Almond industry innovation and adoption program – phase two (AL22001)

This project is tasked with providing almond growers with access to the information they need to make informed business decisions and the appropriate skills to adopt world’s best practice.

13 December 2023

Ongoing project

Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) 2023 updates (MT23001)

This project delivers the 2023 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for each of the following industries: almond, avocado, banana, berry, lychee, macadamia, melon, olive, onion, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple and summerfruit.

7 November 2023

Ongoing project

Almond Centre of Excellence Operation and Maintenance (AL23000)

This project provides for the ongoing operations, maintenance and expansion of the Almond Centre of Excellence (ACE).

24 October 2023

Ongoing project

Almond industry statistics and data collection 2023-2025 (AL22007)

This project collects industry statistics and makes them readily available to almond growers and other industry stakeholders, such as processors and marketers.

24 September 2023

Ongoing project

Australian almond variety evaluation program (AL22009)

This investment runs a targeted breeding program to develop new almond varieties with improved production characteristics, while progressing the evaluation of varieties from earlier iterations of the program and from overseas breeding programs.

12 July 2023

Ongoing project

Almond market access and trade development 2023 – 2026 (AL22004)

This investment supports the continued growth in export markets for Australian almonds through a range of market access and development activities.

3 July 2023