Persimmon industry extension and communication program (PR16001)
What was it all about?
From 2016 to 2020, this project drove industry awareness and adoption of R&D outcomes within the Australian persimmon industry. It’s communication and extension initiatives kept persimmon growers and other industry stakeholders up-to-date with the latest research activities, marketing initiatives and other news and issues.
The key outputs of the program were:
- The Persimmon Press e-newsletter, which was delivered via email directly to all growers and supply chain stakeholders on the Persimmon Australia database. Eight editions went out over the course of the project. You can , sign up to receive the biannual Persimmon Press e-newsletter by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Two National Persimmon Industry Field Day/Conference events were held. The events included farm visits, conference sessions, group dinners and market visits, to maximise attendees’ access to information and encourage industry interaction.
- The Persimmons Australia website was regularly maintained and resourced with current industry news and information. If you are an Australian persimmon levy payer, you can log in here.
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This project was funded through the Hort Innovation Persimmon Fund using the persimmon R&D levy and contributions from the Australian Government.
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