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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the passionfruit industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
National passionfruit breeding program
Project Code: PF15000
Status: Ongoing project
This three-year project with Southern Cross University is focused on the development and evaluation of new passionfruit varieties to ensure the sustainability of the industry.
It is working towards the release of new commercial varieties, and will also establish an industry seedbank to conserve and enhance current passionfruit genetic material in Australia.
Following discussions with the passionfruit SIAP and project steering committee, there has been a recent variation in the project so that it now also involves rootstock identification and selection.
Communication program for the passionfruit industry
Current marketing activity
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the passionfruit page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the passionfruit industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Friday, March 24, 2017 to get your comments in.
If you would rather speak to a real person, you can ring Astrid Hughes, Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0405 306 334.
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 passionfruit SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||June 26, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Bundaberg, QLD||September 23, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||March 15, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the passionfruit industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Ross Brindley||Brindley’s Farm||QLD|
|Melissa Smith||Little Brother Agriculture||QLD|
|Tina McPherson||Tina Berries||QLD|
|Keith Paxton||KW & JE Paxton||QLD|
|Brian Westwood||BL & IM Westwood||QLD|
|Sue Granger||P & S Granger||NSW|
|Jim Gordon||J & J Gordon||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||July 26, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 2||March 15, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|