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Recently completed R&D projects
Read about some of the recently completed projects for the cherry industry.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make you order using the Final Report order form.
Optimal management of pre-harvest rot in sweet cherry
Project Code: CY13001
Status: Near-completed project
Due for completion by the end of November, this project has had a number of key aims around knowledge and management of pre-harvest rot in sweet cherries. These have included: to clarify the key pathogens involved in pre-harvest rot, to ensure management is targeted at the right pathogens; to determine infection pathways for these pathogens, to ensure management is targeted at the right time; to develop a weather-based tool for growers that can be used to gauge infection risk of certain pathogens; to develop a monitoring protocol in which pre-harvest rot incidence can be used to gauge rot risk at harvest.
The project’s final report will be summarised in the next edition of Hortlink and, when available, will be able to be ordered at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the cherry industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Cherry communications program
Project Code: CY15002
Status: New project, carrying on from Maintenance and ongoing development of communications across the Australian cherry industry (CY11026)
Like its predecessor, this program is focused on 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.
National cherry development program
Improving fruit quality and consistency in cherries through maximised nutrient availability
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the cherry page at Hortlink Spring.
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the cherry industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Friday 10 February 2017 to get in any final feedback.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Mark Spees, Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0439 574 173 or email directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the cherry SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Cherry||Young, Orange / Mudgee, NSW||w/c August 22, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the cherry industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and 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|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||July 18 and 19, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||February 9, 2017||Teleconference||Download|