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R&D projects

Discover summerfruit levy investments into Summerfruit Fund R&D initiatives

The summerfruit levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Summerfruit 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

National Fruit Fly Council – Phase 4 (FF20000)

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is a strategic body bringing together federal and state governments, growers and research funders to oversee the implementation of the National Fruit Fly Strategy.

2 August 2022

Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2022 (ST21001 and ST21006)

This project is providing access to safe and effective chemicals for the management of pests, weeds and diseases.

2 June 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

Completed project

Masterclass in Horticultural Business (LP15001)

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business course, developed under Hort Frontiers, fostered new innovators and leaders for the Australian horticulture industry. Industry levies contribute to scholarship opportunities.

11 May 2022

Completed project Final Research Report

Tropical stonefruit breeding and evaluation (SF13004)

This investment ran a targeted breeding program to develop and evaluate new low chill stonefruit varieties with improved production characteristics.

11 May 2022

Ongoing project

Economic contribution of Australian horticulture (MT21010)

This investment is using a suite of economic models to measure and understand how the horticulture industry contributes to the Australian economy.

8 April 2022

Completed project

Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce (MT17015) (MT17015q)

This multi-industry investment provided regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting about the summerfruit industry through the Harvest to Home platform.

16 March 2022