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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the raspberry and blackberry industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
Building resilience to drupelet disorder on rubus
Project Code: RB14003
Status: Ongoing project
Established in 2015, this project aims to identify contributing causes to red drupelet disorder in blackberries, and to identify improved management practices pre, post and during harvest that might reduce its incidence.
Rubus industry minor use program
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program
Continuation of pilot systems to validate Pest Free Place of Production for Queensland fruit fly in the Yarra Valley
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the raspberry and blackberry page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.
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Raspberry and Blackberry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Raspberry and Blackberry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the raspberry and blackberry 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 raspberry and blackberry growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's raspberry and blackberry Relationship Manager, Bradley Mills, by phone on 0408 635 465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||April 19, 2016|
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||November 28, 2016||Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||March 30, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the raspberry and blackberry industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Jeff Mathews||YV Fresh||VIC|
|Jon Gleeson||Driscolls Australia||VIC|
|Kate Sutherland||Burlington Berries||TAS|
|Nic Hansen||Cherries Tasmania||TAS|
|Nicholas Miall||Perfection Fresh||NSW|
|Phil Rowe||Sunny Creek Organic Berry Farm||VIC|
|Richard McGruddy||Red Hill Berries||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 19, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||November 28, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||March 30, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|