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Investment expenditure analysis

See how Melon Fund investments are tracking against the industry’s Strategic Investment Plan

As seen on the melon 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Melon Fund are guided by the industry's Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP features four priority outcome areas that have been identified and agreed upon by the industry, and Hort Innovation works to invest in R&D initiatives that are aligned to these.


See how investment expenditure aligns to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

In the interactive chart below, discover the most up-to-date information on how project expenditure in the Melon Fund is aligned to the four SIP outcomes. The chart reflects project investment across the life of the SIP to date.

See how specific projects align to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Refine the project list below to discover how projects in the Melon Fund align to each of the four SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

Expenditure on projects classified as 'enabler' support the broader delivery of the industry’s project investments. Examples of enabler projects include annual reporting and monitoring and evaluation capacity.

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Ongoing project

Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) 2023 updates (MT23001)

This project delivers the 2023 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for each of the following industries: almond, avocado, banana, berry, lychee, macadamia, melon, olive, onion, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple and summerfruit.

7 November 2023

Ongoing project

Capturing the real and potential benefits and costs of on-farm biosecurity measures (MT22008)

This investment quantifies the everyday benefits of on-farm biosecurity practices so that recommendations can be made on how to incentivise vegetable and melon growers to adopt appropriate biosecurity measures.

19 April 2023

Ongoing project

Soil wealth and integrated crop protection – phase 3 (MT22004)

The Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection program assists melon and vegetable growers to improve the management of their soil and crop health, to drive their productivity, profitability and sustainability on-farm.

19 April 2023

Ongoing project

Melon training and leadership program (VM22003)

This investment provides a suite of training opportunities for melon growers, with the aim of increasing engagement and providing a succession plan for leadership roles within the melon industry.

3 April 2023

Ongoing project

Identification and management of a fungal disease complex in melons (VM22001)

This investment is improving the melon industry’s capability to reduce the impacts of soilborne fungal diseases through improved knowledge and access to better management practices.

30 January 2023

Ongoing project

Feasibility/scoping study: Surveillance and diagnostic framework for detecting soil-borne pathogens in vegetable industries (MT21016)

This multi-industry investment is examining the potential to develop a national surveillance and diagnostic framework for soilborne pathogens of melon, onion, potato, sweetpotato and vegetable crops.

24 October 2022

Ongoing project

Phenomenom resources (MT21018)

This investment is developing Phenomenom resources for the avocado, citrus, melon and rubus industries, including a dedicated Nomcast for each commodity and supporting PDF resources.

2 August 2022

Ongoing project

Quality improvements in the melon supply chain (VM21001)

This investment is developing minimum quality standards for seedless watermelon, rockmelon and honeydew melon to improve consumer acceptance of Australian melons and ultimately drive demand and sales.

15 July 2022