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Discover custard apple levy investments into Custard Apple Fund R&D initiatives

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

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Completed project Final Research Report

New custard apple varieties and enhanced industry productivity (CU16002)

This investment developed new custard apple varieties, evaluating new rootstocks, and delivering industry development activities.

1 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

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

Ongoing project

Consumer demand spaces for horticulture (MT21003)

This investment is identifying and prioritising opportunities to engage consumers and build demand across the domestic market for fruits, nuts and vegetables.

13 December 2021

Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2021 (ST20003, ST20005 and ST20006)

These investments are responsible for generating pesticide residue and crop safety data to support minor use permit applications and renewals

27 July 2021