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Dried grape 2017 industry R&D exchange program (DG17000)

Key research provider: Dried Fruits Australia
Publication date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

What was it all about?

This project supported an industry study tour in September 2017 for Australian dried grape producers to gain first-hand research knowledge and insights from the United States, which is currently the world’s leading producer of dried grapes.

The project facilitated the organisation of the tour, and subsidised grower participation. The tour group visited a range of facilities and organisations to talk to leaders in research, on-farm production, processing and packaging.

Among the highlights, the group saw a new self-drying variety that could reduce labour costs, opportunities for automation of vineyard operations, and received an update on collaborative research into vine physiology.


A quick recap of the tour and its learnings remains available from p34 of the January-March 2018 edition of The Vine.

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Funding statement:
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation

Copyright © Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited 2017. The Final Research Report (in part or as whole) cannot be reproduced, published, communicated or adapted without the prior written consent of Hort Innovation (except as may be permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)).