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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the cherry industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Optimal management of pre-harvest rot in sweet cherry
Project Code: CY13001
Status: Completed project
This three-year project has helped develop knowledge of the identity and management of pre-harvest rot pathogens in sweet cherries. A number of key resources have been produced for growers out of its work include, detailed in Hortlink.
National cherry development program
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.
Cherry communications program
Project Code: CY15002
Status: Ongoing project
This program is focused on maintaining and improving strong communication with cherry growers and other industry stakeholders. It works to supply timely industry news, R&D updates, marketing outcomes and other key information so that growers are able to make informed decisions as new opportunities and challenges arise.
This program is supported by the project Cherry communications support(CY16003), which provides funding to Cherry Growers Australia to facilitate work with the communication program’s external service provider.
Improving fruit quality and consistency in cherries through maximised nutrient availability
Cherry Industry Market Access Program (multiple projects)
Thrips species in NSW cherries and the timing of associated ring russet injury
Australian cherry evaluation utilising precocious rootstocks
Cherry industry minor use program
Cherry communications program
Export readiness and market access
Horticulture trade intelligence reporting 2017-2019
SITplus: Developing and optimising production of a male-only, temperature-sensitive-lethal, strain of Qfly, B. tryoni
Continuation of pilot systems to validate Pest Free Place of Production for Queensland fruit fly in the Yarra Valley
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the cherry page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2
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Cherry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Cherry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the cherry 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 cherry growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's cherry Relationship Manager, Mark Spees, by phone on 0439 574 173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Cherry||Teleconference||May 19, 2016|
|Cherry||Melbourne, VIC||July 18, 2016|
|Cherry||Melbourne, VIC||July 19, 2016|
|Cherry||Manjimup, WA||July 26, 2016|
|Cherry||Tasmania||August 3, 2016|
|Cherry||Yarra Valley, VIC||August 8, 2016|
|Cherry||Young, Orange / Mudgee, NSW||August 22 and 23, 2016|
|Cherry||Teleconference||February 9, 2017|
|Cherry||Teleconference||May 2, 2017|
|Cherry||Sydney, NSW||July 27 and 28, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the cherry industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Andrew Smith||Smiths Fruit||VIC|
|Michael Rouget||Koala Country Orchards||VIC|
|Tom Eastlake||Eastlake's Family Tree||NSW|
|Fiona Hall||Caernarvon Cherry Co. & Bonny Glen Fruits||NSW|
|Anthony Hannaford||Torren Valley Orchards||SA|
|Nic Hansen||Cherries Tasmania Orchard||TAS|
|Lucy Gregg||Reid Fruits||TAS|
|Michael Batinich||E.B Batinich & Co||NSW|
|Dugald Close||Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture||TAS|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||July 18 and 19, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||February 9, 2017||Teleconference||Download|
|3||May 2, 2017||Teleconference||Download|
|4||July 27 and 28, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|