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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the mushroom 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Mushroom 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 Mushroom 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 Mushroom 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

Mushroom industry conference (MU21008)

This investment delivers a national mushroom industry conference which will take place over three days from 26-28 October 2022.

15 July 2022

Ongoing project

Marsh Lawson Mushroom Research Centre of Excellence (MU21004)

This project supports the running and development of the Marsh Lawson Mushroom Research Centre (MLMRC) at the University of Sydney.

14 July 2022

Ongoing project

Recycling spent mushroom substrate (SMS) for fertiliser in a circular economy (MU21006)

This investment is developing models for a spent mushroom substrate (SMS) circular economy by improving the value-proposition of SMS for the end-user (primarily grain growers).

14 July 2022

Ongoing project

Foodservice foundational market insights (MT21011)

This investment is equipping the avocado, melon, mushroom, onion, papaya, sweetpotato and vegetable industries with market insights into the foodservice sector

2 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

Desktop review of pathway risks for the mushroom industry – Agaricus mushrooms and growth substrate imports (MU21002)

This investment is identifying exotic mushroom pests and diseases and investigating the potential ways that they could enter Australia.

2 May 2022

Ongoing project

Mushroom price elasticity of demand (MU21005)

This project is delivering the mushroom industry with valuable information on how changes in the price of mushroom and substitute/complementary products can affect the industry’s market share and overall revenue.

29 April 2022

Ongoing project

Economic contribution of Australian horticulture (MT21010)

This investment is using a suite of economic models to measure and understand how the horticulture industry contributes to the Australian economy.

8 April 2022