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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
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).
Current marketing activity
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the papaya page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
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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|
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: Papaya Australia
Strategic Investment Planning process for the papaya 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 upcoming and completed consultation events and agendas on the papaya SIP.
Completed consultation events
|Papaya||South Johnstone, QLD||July 18, 2016|