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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about some of the recently completed projects for the mushroom 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.

Mushroom 2016 National Conference

Project Code: MU15700

Status: Completed project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

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. This year the conference had a theme of Ensuring a Sustainable Future for the Mushroom Industry and was held in Mildura, Victoria on October 13-15.

Mushrooms and health global initiative
Mushrooms, vitamin D and cognition – human studies

New and ongoing R&D projects

Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the mushroom industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Communication program for the Australian mushroom industry 2016-2019

Project Code: MU15001

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

Following on from the industry’s previous communications projects, this program began in March this year. It delivers effective and timely communications to ensure Australian mushroom growers and other industry stakeholders are kept up-to-date with the latest mushroom R&D and marketing investments, developments and outcomes, and other industry news and information.

Communication and education of mushroom nutrition research to health professionals – phase 2
Other R&D projects of note

Current marketing activity

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

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Strategic Investment Planning process for the mushroom industry is almost complete



If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Monday, February 20, 2017 to get in any final feedback.

If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's mushroom Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis, on 0429 022 637.

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 mushroom SIP.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Mushroom Sydney, NSW June 23, 2016
Mushroom Sydney, NSW September 8, 2016
Mushroom Sydney, NSW December 1, 2016

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).

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


Contacts at Hort Innovation

John Vatikiotis
Relationship Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2384
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Monique Emmi
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2341
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Industry representative body: Australian Mushroom Growers Association Ltd


Australian Mushroom Growers’ Association Ltd
Locked Bag 3, Windsor NSW 2756
T 0457 57 7540
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