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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.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Optimal management of pre-harvest rot in sweet cherry

Project Code: CY13001

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

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.

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 1.

Cherry communications program

Project Code: CY15002

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

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.

National cherry development program
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

Current marketing activity

Marketing activity updates can be found on the cherry page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.


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Strategic Investment Planning process for the cherry industry is almost complete

Public comments on the final draft of the cherry SIP have now closed.

Hort Innovation is assessing feedback received from growers and others and, as appropriate, incorporating it into the final version of the SIP.

If you would like to speak to someone about the SIP, please call Hort Innovation's cherry Relationship Manager, Mark Spees on 0439 574 173.

Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas.


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

Industry Location Timing
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

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

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


Panel members

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

Contact

Contacts at Hort Innovation

Mark Spees
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2392
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Claire Tindale-Penning
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2311
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Industry representative body: Cherry Growers Australia Inc.

Contact
262 Argyle Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

www.cherrygrowers.org.au
T 03 6231 1229
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