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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.
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
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
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.
Order a Final Report
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
|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
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|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||July 18 and 19, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||February 9, 2017||Teleconference||Download|