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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the vegetable 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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

Australian horticulture pest innovation program (ST23002)

This program is supporting the vegetable industry to transition to a more proactive and sustainable approach to integrated pest management through the latest technology.

4 July 2024

Ongoing project

Advanced vegetable mechanisation program to maximise labour and cost efficiency (VG23003)

This program will boost the adoption of advanced mechanisation technology in the Australian vegetable industry, reducing the industry’s high input costs and labour challenges that affect grower profitability.

12 June 2024

Ongoing project

Vegetable high school education resources (VG23010)

This project is developing a comprehensive series of educational resources on vegetable production, careers and nutrition, designed to engage and educate students in a dynamic and interactive way.

17 May 2024

Ongoing project

Management options for reducing the reliance on insecticides for fall armyworm in sweet corn (VG23006)

This investment is providing vegetable growers with reliable crop monitoring methods and a broad suite of tactics to reduce frequency of insecticide applications and ensure ongoing viability sweet corn and capsicum production in high-risk fall armyworm regions.

3 May 2024

Ongoing project

Finding opportunities to strengthen innovation in the Australian vegetable industry (VG23000)

This project aims to improve the Australian vegetable industry's ability to innovate by identifying strengths and weaknesses in the current system.

23 April 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

National strategy, baseline and value perception study for Plus one serve by 2020 program (VG23005)

This project lays the groundwork for the "Plus One Serve of Vegetables by 2030" initiative by developing a strategy to encourage Australians to eat more vegetables, establishing a baseline to measure progress against and conducting a study into how Australians currently view vegetables.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Industry preparedness for exotic root knot nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii) (MT22012)

This research will use the latest advancements in molecular screening to provide a better understanding of root-knot nematodes occurring in Australia and develop an identification tool for these nematodes that will be more cost effective than methods presently available.

10 January 2024

Ongoing project

Revisiting brown etch of pumpkins (VG22012)

This project seeks to identify the causes of brown etch of pumpkins so that growers can better understand how to manage the condition more effectively.

13 December 2023

Ongoing project

Vegetable industry biosecurity and business continuity strategy (VG22004)

This project will create a biosecurity strategy for the vegetable industry, providing an adaptable, flexible approach to preparing for high-priority exotic pests, responding to the arrival of exotic pests, and assisting with the initial monitoring and management of pests that are still establishing in Australia.

28 November 2023