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New, ongoing and recently completed 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 2.
National passionfruit breeding program
Project Code: PF15000
Status: Ongoing project
Established in mid-2016, 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 before varietal decline affects the profitability of current ones such as Sweetheart and Misty Gem.
The project is also selecting and trialling new rootstocks, conducting Panama breeding and establishing an industry seedbank to conserve and enhance current passionfruit genetic material in Australia.
Communication program for the passionfruit industry
Passionfruit industry minor use program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the passionfruit page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
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Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the passionfruit 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 passionfruit growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's passionfruit Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||June 26, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Bundaberg, QLD||September 23, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||March 15, 2017|
|Passionfruit||Teleconference||July 13, 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|
|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|
|Meeting 3||July 13, 2017||Teleconference||Download|