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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the persimmon 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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 Persimmon 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

Persimmon productivity program (PR23000)

This program provides the Australian persimmon industry with superior and locally adapted rootstocks suited to existing and new commercial varieties.

20 June 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

Generation of data for pesticide permit applications in horticulture 2022 (ST22001, ST22003 and ST22004)

These multi-industry projects are generating the data needed to support a range of existing minor use permits across various horticulture crops to ensure growers have continued access to safe and effective chemicals for managing pests, weeds, and diseases.

29 November 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

Diagnosis and management of dieback in persimmon trees (PR21000)

This investment is determining which organisms are the cause of dieback in persimmon trees so that growers can be provided with appropriate management strategies to minimise yield loss.

28 March 2022

Ongoing project

Consumer behavioural data program (MT21004)

This multi-industry investment is tasked with providing regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting to a range of industries

10 March 2022

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

Persimmon industry communications and extension program (PR20000)

This investment delivers effective and timely communications to ensure Australian persimmon growers and other industry stakeholders are kept up to date with the latest R&D outcomes, marketing activities, and other industry news and information.

13 July 2021

Ongoing project

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2018-19 to 2020-21 (HA18002)

This across-industry investment is responsible for producing Hort Innovation’s annual Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook.

22 May 2019