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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

New and ongoing R&D projects

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

Australian sweet persimmon industry development project – phase 4

Project Code: PR13007

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

Established in 2014, this project is fourth in a line of projects with a focus on developing new technologies and management strategies for the industry. It has a major objective of investigating pre- and post-harvest management of mealybug and clearwing moth, clonal rootstock propagation, identifying lead and fruit diseases, and finalising post-harvest management protocols.

Current marketing activity

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

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Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the persimmon 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

Astrid Hughes
Relationship Manager

T 07 3198 6751
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Monique Emmi
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2341
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Industry representative body: Persimmon Australia Inc.

36 Harvey Street
Mt Lofty, QLD 4350
T 07 4637 9925
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the persimmon 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 persimmon SIP.

Completed consultation events

Industry Location Timing
Persimmon Brisbane, QLD July 26, 2016
Persimmon Brisbane, QLD August 1, 2016