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Ongoing project

Facilitating the development of the Australian berry industries (MT18020)

Key research provider: Berries Australia

What’s it all about?

Beginning in 2019, this multi-industry investment is tasked with supporting Australian berry growers in adopting improved practices on-farm and keeping up to date with the latest industry news, information, resources and technologies.

The project delivers a nationally coordinated but locally implemented program which employs several industry development officers who provide specialist skills and knowledge. The role of the industry development officers is a broad one, with all activities geared towards improving the circulation and uptake of information with the industry.

  • As well as extension activities, the project produces key communication channels for the berry industries, including: Quarterly magazine, Australian Berry Journal, with current and past editions available here

  • The industry’s monthly newsletter that has information tailored to each crop as well as the latest across-industry R&D news (you can sign up for the newsletter here)

  • The Berries Australia website, with industry news, information and resources for growers

  • Fact sheets and case studies, as needed

  • Berry plant protection guides for each crop

  • Workshops across the country

  • Webinars for growers.

This project is a multi-industry strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Blueberry, Raspberry and Blackberry, and Strawberry Funds