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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the almond industry below.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Australian Almond Industry Communications

Project Code: AL11005

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

Beginning in 2011, this project has now concluded. Over its life, it focused on providing a broad range of timely information to Australian almond growers and other industry stakeholders, to keep the almond community well informed and in a place to make improved business decisions. It is continued by the Australian almond industry communications program (AL16000).

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

Advanced processing of almonds

Project Code: AL12003

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 2

Beginning in 2013, in partnership with the University of Australia, this project supports

  • Research into effective aeration and dehydration of bulk almonds in silos, bunkers and sheds
  • Research into the effective hulling of almonds in-field and during processing, as well as into improved cracking of almonds
  • Work into technologies to sense temperatures of almonds and their waste in stockpiles, to yield map almond pick-up in the orchards, to compare methods of storing bulk almonds and to develop almond hulling, cracking and cleaning equipment.
Management of Carpophilus beetle in almonds
Better tree performance and water use efficiency through root system resilience
Pollination as a controlling factor in almond yield
Identifying factors that influence spur productivity in almond
Managing almond production in a variable and changing climate
Almond productivity: Tree architecture and development of new growing systems
Almond industry statistics and data collection 2017-19
Australian almond industry communications program
Australian almond industry innovation and adoption program
Almond study tour

Information on current marketing projects can be found on the almond page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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Almond Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Almond SIP at a glance

Almond SIP

The almond Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the almond industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.

The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving almond growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's almond Relationship Manager, Corrine Jasper, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or at

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Almond Mildura, VIC June 14, 2016
Almond Melbourne, VIC November 18, 2016
Almond Glenelg, SA February 10, 2017
Almond Loxton, SA March, 22, 2017
Almond Loxton, SA August 9, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the almond industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

Read articles on the almond industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 0439 433 885
Send an email

Industry representative body: Almond Board of Australia

1801 Bookpurnong Road
Loxton, SA 5333
T 08 8584 7053
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