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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

Evaluation of potential prunus rootstocks for almond production – stage 3 (AL20001)

This investment evaluates a range of potential new almond rootstocks and assesses their compatibility with the common almond cultivars grown in Australia and their performance under Australia's growing conditions.

2 June 2022

Ongoing project

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2021-22 to 2023-24 (MT21006)

This whole-of-horticulture investment is responsible for producing Hort Innovation’s annual Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook

11 May 2022

Completed project Final Research Report

Evaluation of potential prunus rootstocks for almond production – stage 2 (AL16006)

This investment assessed the performance and compatibility of potential new rootstocks for the Australian almond industry.

30 March 2022

Completed project

Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce (MT17015) (MT17015a)

This multi-industry investment provided regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting about the almond industry through the Harvest to Home platform.

16 March 2022

Ongoing project

Pathway to carbon neutral – whole orchard recycling in almond orchards (AL21000)

This project is quantifying the impact of whole orchard recycling on the carbon footprint of an almond orchard

10 March 2022

Ongoing project

Consumer behavioural data program (MT21004)

This multi-industry investment is tasked with providing regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting to a range of industries

10 March 2022

Ongoing project

Pilot program: Consumer usage, attitude and brand tracking (MT21201)

This pilot program is providing a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns

9 March 2022