Dried Grape Production Innovation and Adoption Program 2021-2026
What's it all about?
Continuing the work of its predecessor, Dried grape production innovation and adoption program 2018-2021 (DG17001), this project is assisting dried grape producers access and share leading and emerging research and knowledge on production techniques to grow skills, improve productivity and keep quality high.
Program activities include workshops, seminars, development of fact sheets, field walks and focus groups for growers. These events typically focus on a mixture of technologies and ideas new to the industry along with development within existing properties and production systems.
The program is also tasked with delivering a range of learning materials through the Dried Fruits Australia online learning platform, and has a benchmarking component as well. This work will provide industry with benchmarks of production per hectare, production practices, prices received and input costs, and will track overall industry productivity growth.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Dried Grape Fund