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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.

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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

Precision summerfruit orchards (SF23000)

The project is developing profitable management strategies for summerfruit growers associated with temporal and spatial variation in crop load, fruit quality (fruit number per tree, fruit size and colour), and labour use efficiency.

23 January 2024

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

Summerfruit Export Strategy (SF22000)

This short project will develop a five-year export strategy for the Australian summerfruit industry.

3 July 2023

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