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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 foodservice research and strategy (MU22012)

This short project is delivering a strategy for the mushroom industry to increase demand for mushrooms within the foodservice sector.

12 July 2023

Ongoing project

Online resource for mushroom health and nutrition science for healthcare professionals (MU22006)

This project is creating the MUSHRoom (Mushroom Science and Health) online platform that is a one-stop-shop for research and resources on the nutrition and health benefits of mushrooms.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom industry conference and roadshow program 2023-2026 (MU22007)

This project delivers a national mushroom grower conference and roadshow program that promotes the uptake of best practice to the broader mushroom industry.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom international study tours – inbound and outbound (MU22010)

This project delivers a range of inbound and outbound international study tours for the mushroom industry.

17 May 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom supply chain best management (MU22011)

This project delivers a supply chain best practice guide for the mushroom industry.

21 February 2023

Ongoing project

Industry level lifecycle analysis updated to better understand eco-credentials and minimise risks (MU22005)

This investment is developing a tool for mushroom growers to compare their environmental performance against industry-average benchmarks.

9 February 2023

Ongoing project

Alternate casing substrate – providing review of research to date and an expert forum for future R&D investment (MU22009)

This project is investigating the current situation regarding peat availability and existing research into finding suitable alternatives for mushroom growing.

30 January 2023

Ongoing project

PhD program to study viruses associated with Agaricus mushrooms in Australia (MU22003)

This investment supports a PhD candidate studying viruses associated with Agaricus mushrooms in Australia by researching host/virus interactions to improve understanding of their impact on quality and yield.

29 November 2022

Ongoing project

Pest and disease management for the Australian mushroom industry (MU21007)

This project is reducing the negative economic impacts experienced by the mushroom industry as a direct result of the influence of pests and diseases infiltrating mushrooms crops.

1 September 2022

Ongoing project

Non-synthetic alternatives to complement pest and disease management practices in mushrooms (MU22000)

This project is improving the Australian mushroom industry's knowledge of the potential of non-synthetic bioprotectants in an integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) approach.

31 August 2022