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New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the citrus industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Development of national strategies to manage citrus gall wasp
Project Code: CT15006
Status: Ongoing project
Citrus gall wasp is a major and widespread pest in citrus. Established in 2015, this project is developing national management strategies for the wasp based on: enhanced biological control; better timing of control actions, through investigation of the relationship between weather and the wasp’s development (the development of ‘degree-day’/phenology models); improved use of oil and other potential repellents.
Development of phenology models and a timing guide for the management of Californian red scale in Australian citrus
Australian Citrus Quality Standards – stage 3
Increasing market access, profitability and sustainability through integrated approaches to fungal disease control
Citrus industry communications
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the citrus page at Hortlink Spring.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the citrus 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, March 3, 2017 to get in any final feedback.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's citrus Relationship Manager, Brad Wells on 0412 528 398.
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 citrus SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Citrus||Leeton, NSW||May 13 and 14, 2016|
|Citrus||Leeton, NSW||September 14, 2016|
|Citrus||Perth/Swan Valley, WA||October 11, 2016|
|Citrus||Melbourne, VIC||October 19, 2016|
|Citrus||Griffith, NSW||November 15, 2016|
|Citrus||Sunraysia, VIC||December 8, 2016|
|Citrus||Riverland, SA||December 9, 2016|
|Citrus||Gayndah, QLD||December 16, 2016|
|Citrus||Teleconference||November 20, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the citrus industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Judith Damiani||Citrus Australia||VIC/National|
|Tania Chapman||Colignan Producers Company||VIC|
|Danny Thornton||E. E. Muir and Sons||VIC/SA/NSW|
|Allen Jenkin||Ironbark Citrus Pty Ltd||QLD|
|Wayne Parr||Isis River Orchards||QLD|
|Gavin Porter||ANFIC Ltd||National|
|David Arnold||GM Arnold Son Pty Ltd||SA|
|Dean Morris||Moricom Orchards||NSW|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||May 5, 2016||Mildura, VIC||Download|
|2||December 20, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
|3||February 1 and 2, 2017||Ourimbah, NSW||Download|