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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 1.
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.
Current marketing activity
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the raspberry and blackberry page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the raspberry and blackberry industry is almost complete
Public comments on the final draft of the raspberry and blackberry SIP have now closed.
Hort Innovation is assessing feedback received from growers and others, and as appropriate, incorporating it into the final version of the SIP.
If you would like to speak to someone about the SIP, please call Hort Innovation's raspberry and blackberry Relationship Manager, Bradley Mills, on 0408 635 465.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas.
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 raspberry and blackberry SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||April 19, 2016|
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||November 28,, 2016|
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|