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


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

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 2

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

Marketing activity

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

 Raspberry and blackberry SIP at a glance

 Raspberry and blackberry SIP

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

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
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).

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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

Read articles on the raspberry and blackberry industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Bradley Mills
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3523
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Graeme Yardy (Acting)
Marketing Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2353
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Industry representative body: Raspberries and Blackberries Australia


Greg Jarman
PO Box 21
Corindi Beach  NSW  2456

T 02 6649 2921
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