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R&D projects

Discover melon levy investments into Melon Fund R&D initiatives

The melon levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Melon 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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Melon industry study tours (VM23000)

This project enhances the Australian melon industry by connecting local producers and stakeholders with global innovators through a series of study tours.

10 April 2024

Ongoing project

Melon quality improvement program (VM23002)

This investment facilitates and monitors the adoption of the minimum quality standards recently developed for the melon industry, with the ultimate goal of increasing consumption and demand for melons.

19 March 2024

Ongoing project

Consumer usage and attitude tracking 2023/24 (MT23201)

This investment provides a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Strengthening the sustainability of melon production (VM23001)

This project is developing melon growers' understanding of the potential environmental impacts of the industry on a total and per/tonne of melon basis.

23 January 2024

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