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R&D projects

Discover apple and pear levy investments into Apple and Pear Fund R&D initiatives

The apple and pear levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Fund R&D initiatives, together with Australian Government contributions.

Discover the projects that you want to see by refining the list by ongoing, completed, and historical R&D projects as well as projects by R&D portfolio type. You can also filter the projects by areas of extension and communications, international trade, and data and insights.

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Ongoing project

National Fruit Fly Council – Phase 4 (FF20000)

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is a strategic body bringing together federal and state governments, growers and research funders to oversee the implementation of the National Fruit Fly Strategy.

2 August 2022

Ongoing project

Apple and pear biosecurity plan review (AP21003)

This five-year investment is reviewing and updating the Australian apple and pear industry’s current biosecurity plan

2 June 2022

Completed project Final Research Report

Developing agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry (AP16005)

This project investigated technology to ultimately support variable rate autonomous spraying in apple crops.

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

Masterclass in Horticultural Business (LP15001)

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business course, developed under Hort Frontiers, fostered new innovators and leaders for the Australian horticulture industry. Industry levies contribute to scholarship opportunities.

11 May 2022

Ongoing project

Apple and pear industry communications program (AP21000)

This investment is tasked with ensuring apple and pear growers are kept up to date with the latest industry news, information, R&D and marketing updates.

28 April 2022

Ongoing project

Apples and pears quality assurance program (AP21002)

This investment is working with retailers to improve the instore presentation (appearance and quality) of apples and pears by increasing the store produce staffs’ understanding of best practice merchandising principles.

8 April 2022