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New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the papaya industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
New genetic targets to improve quality in papaya
Project Code: PP15000
Status: Ongoing project
With a focus on improving the quality of Australian papaya and producing elite, uniform cultivars, this project began in 2016 to assist breeding now and in the near-future, and to support industry development. It has five key sub-projects:
- Breeding to improve flavour and other important traits in commercial papaya
- Collection of papaya germplasm and the development of a related database, to provide a resource to increase the genetic base of Australian papaya
- Molecular studies to assist breeding for papaya
- Papaya Ringspot Virus Type P (PRSV-P) resistance work
- The employment of an industry development officer (IDO), to work closely with growers, researchers and other industry stakeholders (the IDO is also responsible for carrying out other sub-project work).
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the papaya page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
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Papaya Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Papaya Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the papaya 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 papaya growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's papaya Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Papaya||South Johnstone, QLD||July 18, 2016|
|Papaya||Teleconference||March 21, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the papaya industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Joe Zappala||J Zappala Farms||QLD|
|Yan Diczbalis||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||QLD|
|Daniel Mackay||Mackays Bananas||QLD|
|Gerard Kath||Lecker Farming||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||July 18, 2016||South Johnston, QLD||Download|