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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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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

Completed project

Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce (MT17015) (MT17015s)

This multi-industry investment provided regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting about the melon industry through the Harvest to Home platform.

10 October 2022

Completed project

Melon export strategy 2022-2027 (VM22000)

This short project developed a five-year export strategy for the melon industry that will guide export activity from 2022 to 2027.

20 December 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