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R&D projects

Discover raspberry and blackberry levy investments into Raspberry and Blackberry Fund R&D initiatives

The raspberry and blackberry levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Raspberry and Blackberry Fund R&D initiatives, together with Australian Government contributions.

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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

Strengthening the sustainability of berry production (RB22001)

This project is generating comprehensive data about the environmental impacts of raspberry and blackberry production in Australia using life cycle assessment (LCA) methods.

13 December 2023

Ongoing project

Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) 2023 updates (MT23001)

This project delivers the 2023 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for each of the following industries: almond, avocado, banana, berry, lychee, macadamia, melon, olive, onion, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple and summerfruit.

7 November 2023

Ongoing project

Facilitating the development of the Australian berry industries (MT22010)

This multi-industry investment is tasked with supporting Australian berry growers in adopting improved practices on-farm and keeping up to date with the latest industry news, information, resources and technologies.

11 July 2023

Ongoing project

Expansion of flies as berry crop pollinators (MT22007)

This investment is examining the role flies play in pollinating berry crops in the Coffs Harbour region of New South Wales to better inform future research into alternative managed pollinators.

30 March 2023

Ongoing project

Nuffield scholarships (MT22003)

This project supports a 2024 Nuffield Australia scholarship for the apple and pear, avocado, onion and rubus industries.

21 February 2023

Ongoing project

Integrated pest management approaches to address pest challenges in raspberry and blackberry (RB21000)

This investment is developing and extending effective integrated pest management (IPM) approaches for the Australian raspberry and blackberry industries.

10 January 2023

Completed project Final Research Report

Alternative growing media for hydroponic berry production – a desktop review (RB21002)

This desktop review investigated current and emerging substrate options for hydroponic berry production in Australia.

16 December 2022

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

Using pheromones and traps in the management of mirids and vegetable bugs (RB21001)

This investment is developing effective pheromone-based methods for managing mirids and vegetable bugs.

5 October 2022