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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 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

Read more at Hortlink Spring

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

Industry Location Timing
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).

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

Will Grodon
Relationship Manager Lead

T 03 9691 3525
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Industry representative body: Australian Prune Industry Association Inc


T 03 5023 5174
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