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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the strawberry industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Developing virus molecular diagnostics for post entry quarantine and certification of strawberry runners
Project Code: BS12009
Status: Completed project
Starting at the beginning of 2013, this three-year project was largely funded by voluntary contributions, with some levy funding. It focused on the biosecurity of the Australian strawberry industry, with the development of improved tools to underpin quarantine access to planting material, and supporting the certification of strawberry runners.
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the strawberry industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry – national oversight and communications
Project Code: BS15002
Status: Ongoing project
Established in 2016, this project has a focus on facilitating the adoption of innovation and R&D within the strawberry industry through key communication channels.
It is linked to projects Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry – sub-tropical regional delivery (BS15003) and Facilitating the development of the Australian strawberry industry – temperate regional delivery (BS15004).
Combined, the development program is geared towards improving knowledge and skills, and supporting practice change to ensure the profitability and sustainability of the industry.
National strawberry varietal improvement program
Improved management of charcoal rot of strawberry
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the strawberry industry is almost complete
Public comments on the final draft of the strawberry 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 strawberry Relationship Manager, Bradley Mills on 0408 635 465 or Fund Manager, Stuart Burgess on 0417 536 300.
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 strawberry SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Strawberry||Caboolture, QLD||August 25, 2016|
|Strawberry||Melbourne, VIC||November 29, 2016|
|Strawberry||Melbourne, VIC||March 1 and 2, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the strawberry industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Kate Sutherland||Burlington Berries||TAS|
|Luigi Coco||Coco’s Farms||QLD|
|Mark Conroy||Driscolls Australia||VIC|
|Neil Handasyde||Handasyde Strawberries Albany||WA|
|Dr Roger Broadley||Broadley Horticulture||QLD|
|Malcolm Parker||A.F. Parker & Sons||SA|
|John Calle||Fresh Valley Berries||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||November 29, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||March 2, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|