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R&D projects

Discover prune levy investments into Prune Fund R&D initiatives

The prune levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Prune 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

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

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

Consumer demand spaces for horticulture (MT21003)

This investment is identifying and prioritising opportunities to engage consumers and build demand across the domestic market for fruits, nuts and vegetables.

13 December 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

Completed project

Regulatory support and coordination (pesticides) (MT17019)

Among other thing, this project produced the Ag Chemical Updates, detailing chemical issues and reviews.

9 July 2021

Completed project Final Research Report

Phenomenom - The Good Mood Food Module (ST19041)

This project, which was completed during 2020, expanded the number of Phenomenom resources available by adding a module that educates children, parents and teachers on the beneficial mood effects of a diet and lifestyle encompassing horticulture products.

22 February 2021

Completed project

Seasonal horticulture labour demand and workforce study (ST19040 and ST20008) (ST19040)

This short project ran in 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the horticulture sector in accessing and securing their casual workforce. The study provided an 18-month outlook on the casual labour demand across different regions, to support industry discussion on longer-term COVID-19 responses

22 February 2021

Completed project

Scanning technologies for horticulture packhouses (ST19022)

This project investigated the potential of in-line scanning technology to detect market access pest and disease organisms.

11 September 2020