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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 supply chain and consumer analytics (MU23003)

This project provides analytics on the Australian mushroom supply chain, the volumes and value of product as it travels through distribution channels and the influences on household buying behaviour.

3 May 2024

Ongoing project

Mushroom RD&E Coordinator (MU23004)

This investment supports the role of a Mushroom RD&E Coordinator, who will ensure that levy-funded mushroom RD&E investments are responsive to industry needs and deliver on industry expectations.

25 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

Comms evaluation deep dive modules 23/24 (MT23202)

This investment examines the impact of Hort Innovation’s marketing campaigns for the apple and pear, avocado, banana, mango and mushroom categories.

21 February 2024

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

Completed project Final Research Report

Review and evaluation of mushroom packaging (MU22008)

This short project identified and evaluated the suitability of alternative packaging options for the Australian mushroom industry.

31 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