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Recently completed R&D projects

Read about some of the recently completed projects for the dried grape 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.

Objective colour assessment options for the dried grape industry + Evaluating a visible imaging and near-infrared spectroscopy technique for dried grape colour assessment 

Project Code: DG15001, DG15002

Status: Completed projects

Read more at Hortlink Spring

Beginning earlier in 2016 and now complete, both of these projects developed and tested a number of different methods for objectively measuring the colour of dried grapes. Their common goal was to provide solutions for situations in which a dispute arises between grower and processor over the subjectively assessed colour, and subsequent grading, of fruit (as does often happen with the less-clear-cut intermediate grades).

Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which is available to order 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 dried grape industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Evaluation of dried and table grapes varieties

Project Code: MT15026

Status: New project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

Recently commenced, this project will deliver new grape varieties for both the dried grape and table grape industries. For dried grapes it will deliver new, consistently high yielding, rain-tolerant varieties targeted to produce a premium light-coloured, globally differentiated product to enhance value.

New rootstocks to improve production and water use efficiency, sustainability and reduce risks of dried grape production
Dried grape industry development project stage 2
Australian dried fruit communications program
Producing high value dried grapes stage 2

Current marketing activity

Information on current marketing activity can be found on the dried grape page at Hortlink Spring.


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Strategic Investment Planning process for the dried grape industry is almost complete

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If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Friday, 27 March 2017 to get in any final feedback.

If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's dried grape Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, on 0429 920 924.

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 dried grape SIP.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Dried grape Mildura, VIC August 1, 2016

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

About

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the dried grape industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and 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

Will Gordon
Relationship Manager Lead

T 03 9691 3525
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Lisa Troy
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2399
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Industry representative body: Dried Fruits Australia

Contact
PO Box 5042
Mildura, VIC 3502

www.driedfruitsaustralia.org.au
T 03 5023 5174
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the dried grape industry is in progress

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 dried grape SIP. For attending SIP events, register your interest.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Dried Grape Mildura, Vic August 1, 2016