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Monthly forecasting for mushroom growers who are registered subscribers.
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 mushroom industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Mushroom 2016 National Conference
Project Code: MU15700
Status: Completed project
This project was responsible for the industry’s 2016 national conference, a key opportunity for growers and other industry stakeholders to access new information and to network with peers and experts. The conference was held in Mildura, Victoria on October 13-15, 2016.
Mushrooms and health global initiative
Mushrooms, vitamin D and cognition – human studies
Communication and education of mushroom nutrition research to health professionals – phase 2
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the mushroom industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry
Project Code: MU16005
Status: New project
This investment is tasked with investigating food safety risks within mushroom production systems. It is…
- Bringing together existing research and information on food safety in Australia’s mushroom industry, and on foodborne pathogens including listeria species, salmonella species and E. coli
- Conducting surveys on mushroom farms to look at pathogen loads in compost, on casing and on fresh mushrooms over a 12-month period
- Using a lab-based trial to investigate the potential for change in microbial loads over time for a range of processing and food chain scenarios.
The project’s information will ultimately feed into industry training and information resources.
Communication program for the Australian mushroom industry 2016-2019
Mushroom industry minor use program
Food safety and QA risk management
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the mushroom page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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Mushroom Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Mushroom Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the mushroom industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.
The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving mushroom growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's mushroom Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis, by phone on 0429 022 637 or John.Vatikiotis@horticulture.com.au
Completed consultation workshops
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||June 23, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||September 8, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||November 24, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||December 1, 2016|
|Mushroom||Melbourne, VIC||March 21 and 22, 2017|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||May 24 and 25, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the mushroom industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Trevor Jordon||Costa Group||VIC|
|Elisa Siliato||Costa Group||VIC|
|Matthew Fensom||White Prince Mushrooms||NSW|
|Neal Marland||Marland Mushrooms||NSW|
|Steven Willemse||SJW Mushrooms||QLD|
|Mick Surridge||Scato Plus||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||June 23, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|2||September 8, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|3||December 1, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|4||March 21 and 22, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|5||May 24 and 25, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|