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R&D projects

Discover banana levy investments into Banana Fund R&D initiatives

The banana levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Banana 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

New varieties for Australian banana growers (BA21002)

This investment is identifying banana varieties from global breeding programs with TR4 resistance and evaluating their performance in Australian conditions.

16 June 2022

Ongoing project

Banana integrated pest and disease management program (BA21004)

This investment is working to increase the banana industry’s knowledge of significant pests and diseases and how to control them using integrated pest and disease management strategies that will reduce the reliance on broad-spectrum insecticides and fungicides.

16 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

Ongoing project

Banana industry diagnostic capacity and capability building (BA21001)

This investment is improving and maintaining the banana industry’s diagnostic capacity to accurately detect pathogens and reduce the risk of incursions from exotic banana diseases.

28 April 2022

Ongoing project

Economic contribution of Australian horticulture (MT21010)

This investment is using a suite of economic models to measure and understand how the horticulture industry contributes to the Australian economy.

8 April 2022

Ongoing project

Multi-pest surveillance and grower education to manage banana pests and diseases (BA21003)

This investment supports banana growers in containing and managing significant pests and diseases, and to help in the early detection of exotic pests and diseases.

8 April 2022

Completed project

Management of banana pests and diseases in North Queensland (BA17005)

This investment assisted North Queensland banana growers in containing and managing significant pests and diseases, and helping in the early detection of exotic pests and diseases.

31 March 2022