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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the pineapple industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.

If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Integrated pest, disease and weed management systems for pineapple

Project Code: PI12008

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

Concluding in November 2016, this project funded the employment of a technical officer for the pineapple industry, to investigate management options for major pest, disease and weed threats. The ultimate goal was to develop contemporary integrated pest and disease management systems for the industry, with the investigation of alternative products and strategies to current pesticides.

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the pineapple industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

Study groups enabling industry adaption to pineapple market changes

Project Code: PI13006

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

This project has been responsible for facilitating the communication of up-to-date information among Australian pineapple growers through grower study groups. The ultimate goal has been to arm growers with new skills to produce high yields of good-quality fruit, and to help provide the information needed to make good business decisions.

Facilitating the development of the Australian pineapple industry stage 3
Pineapple industry minor use permits

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the pineapple page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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Pineapple Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Pineapple SIP at a glance

Pineapple SIP

The Pineapple Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the pineapple 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 pineapple growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's pineapple Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Pineapple Yeppoon, QLD July 19 and 20, 2016
Pineapple Brisbane, QLD October 28, 2016
Pineapple Brisbane, QLD March 20, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the pineapple 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
Send an email

Graeme Yardy
Marketing Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2353
Send an email

Industry representative body: Growcom

PO Box 202
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
T 07 3620 3844
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