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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 summerfruit industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Australian Stonefruit Grower Magazine 2016

Project Code: SF15003

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

This project is responsible for the production of Australian Stonefruit Grower magazine. Available quarterly, the magazine communicates the latest updates on R&D levy investments and other industry news to Australian growers.

Increased stone fruit profitability by consistently meeting market expectations
Rootstock and training system to optimise early stone fruit bearing and growth
Comparing stonefruit ripening, quality and volatile composition
China market readiness and entry

Current marketing activity

Information on current marketing activity can be found on the summerfruit page at Hortlink Spring.

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Strategic Investment Planning process for the summerfruit 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 10 February 2017 to get in any final feedback.

If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Mark Spees, Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0439 574 173 or email directly

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.

Completed consultation workshops

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 summerfruit SIP.

Industry Location Timing
Summerfruit Perth, WA July 25, 2016
Summerfruit Melbourne, VIC August 5, 2016

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the summerfruit 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

Mark Spees
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2392
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Claire Tindale-Penning
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2311
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Industry representative body: Summerfruit Australia Limited

8/452 Swift Street
Albury, NSW 2640
T 02 6041 6641
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