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Discover citrus levy investments into Citrus Fund R&D initiatives

The citrus levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Citrus 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

Understanding cross-protection of viral diseases in horticultural crops – a case study of citrus tristeza virus (BY22002)

This investment is developing a vaccine-like solution to arm the Australian citrus industry with an effective way to combat citrus tristeza virus.

9 November 2023

Ongoing project

Spatially enabling tree crop production practice (AS23000)

This investment seeks to geographically identify and map fundamental industry information such as variety, planting date, management, and productivity of tree orchards.

9 November 2023

Completed project

Chemical residue report to support Australia’s Country Recognition Arrangement (CRA) with Indonesia (MT23000) (MT23002)

This project provided a report of national residue testing data to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for their utilisation in renewal of Australia’s Country Recognition Arrangement (CRA) with Indonesia.

9 November 2023

Ongoing project

Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry 2022-2027 (CT22001)

This investment is evaluating the performance of new rootstocks for the Australian citrus industry, with a focus on improving the yield and quality of both fresh and processing fruit, boosting tree health by improving tolerance to stresses, and looking at the modification of tree architecture.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Evaluation of new citrus varieties 2022-2027 (CT22000)

This investment independently assesses new citrus varieties under local Australian conditions to provide objective performance data.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Improving Australia’s ability to respond to graft transmissible citrus diseases (CT21005)

This investment is working to arm the citrus industry with appropriate tools and knowledge to protect Australian citrus from diseases that threaten industry sustainability.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide permit applications in horticulture 2022 (ST22001, ST22003 and ST22004)

These multi-industry projects are generating the data needed to support a range of existing minor use permits across various horticulture crops to ensure growers have continued access to safe and effective chemicals for managing pests, weeds, and diseases.

29 November 2022

Completed project Final Research Report

Improving diagnostics and biosecurity for graft-transmissible diseases in citrus (CT17007)

With a focus on graft-transmissible pathogens, this investment worked to improve biosecurity for the Australian citrus industry.

20 October 2022

Ongoing project

Reducing the risk of illegally imported citrus budwood (CT19004)

This investment protects the citrus industry's health status by ensuring that disease-free, true-to-type propagation material is available to prevent incurable diseases from entering Australia.

5 October 2022

Ongoing project

Citrus industry communications program (CT21000)

This investment is delivering effective and timely communications to ensure Australian citrus growers and other industry stakeholders are kept up-to-date with the latest R&D and marketing activities, and other industry news and information.

23 September 2022