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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the prune industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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2016 IPA Congress Tour
Project Code: DP16700
Status: Completed project
This project supported industry attendance at the International Prune Association Congress, held in Chile on November 6-9, 2016. This attendance was for the purposes of building relationships, receiving updates, exchanging information and holding a broad range of discussions, as outlined in Hortlink.
Technical development for the Australian prune industry – stage 2
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the prune industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
Innovation and adoption for the Australian prune industry
Project Code: DP15002
Status: New project
Beginning in November 2016, this project has taken over from previous industry development project Australian prune industry – stage 2 (DP14000). Like its predecessor, it funds a dedicated industry development officer (IDO) to provide growers and other industry stakeholders with information and know-how on R&D, new technologies and best-practice management.
The ultimate goal of the project is to drive the adoption of new technologies and practices, and to support decision-making within businesses.
The IDO is also involved in the evaluation of new prune varieties and work into prune quality assurance.
Australian dried fruit communications program
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program
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Prune Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Prune Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the prune 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 prune growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's prune Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 0427 920 924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Prune||Griffith, NSW||December 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|