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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the nursery 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Nursery 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 Nursery 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 Nursery 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

Validating water disinfestation systems in nursery production (NY21002)

This project is evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of current and alternative irrigation water disinfestation methods so that guidelines on their use can be provided to the Australian nursery industry.

19 April 2023

Ongoing project

Nursery sustainability – undertaking a lifecycle assessment (NY22001)

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

9 February 2023

Ongoing project

Nursery industry communications program (NY22000)

This investment develops interest within greenlife businesses in the research, development, marketing, and extension projects funded by the nursery levy and encourages their participation in these projects for the direct benefit of their businesses, as well as for the wider benefit of the industry.

19 December 2022

Ongoing project

Nursery usage and attitudes benchmark program (NY22200)

This project is benchmarking consumers’ attitudes and perceptions of the nursery category.

31 August 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

Nursery industry statistics 2020-21 to 2024-25 (NY21000)

This investment is tasked with collecting a range of data related to the volume and value of nursery production

23 November 2021

Ongoing project

Regulatory support and coordination (pesticides) (MT20007)

This project provides the Australian horticulture industry with key information regarding domestic and international pesticide regulation

27 July 2021

Ongoing project

National biosecurity and sustainable plant production program (NY20001)

This investment will prepare the nursery industry for plant pest and disease incursions, adapt to climate change risks through sustainable practices and maintain business continuity.

19 February 2021

Ongoing project

Resourcing, supporting and assessing biosecurity in nursery production (NY20000)

This investment is enhancing the biosecurity preparedness of the Australian nursery industry through new pest and disease contingency plans

19 February 2021