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New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the prune industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Technical development for the Australian prune industry – stage 2
Project Code: DP14000
Status: Near-completed project
Beginning in 2014 and due for completion in 2017, this project has funded a dedicated industry development officer (IDO) to drive technology adoption and communication programs for growers and other industry stakeholders. The ultimate aim has been to provide growers with access to information on R&D, new technologies and best-practice management.
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the prune 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, 17 March 2017 to get in any final feedback.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's prune Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, on 0429 920 924.
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 prune SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Prune||Griffith, NSW||September 13, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the prune industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Peter Calabria||Yenda Producers Co-operative||NSW|
|Thomas Cheung||Sunbeam Foods||VIC|
|Phil Chidgzey||Dried Fruits Australia||VIC|
|Peter Cremasco||PA and E Cremasco||NSW|
|Grant Delves||A and G Delves||NSW|
|Jeff Granger||JC Granger and Sons||NSW|
|Bruce Gowrie-Smith||Goman Farming||NSW|
|David Swain||Sunbeam Foods||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting One||September 13, 2016||Griffith, NSW||Download|