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Discover mushroom levy investments into Mushroom Fund R&D initiatives

The mushroom levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Mushroom 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

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