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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 summerfruit industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

Australian Stonefruit Grower Magazine 2016

Project Code: SF15003

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

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
Selecting and releasing to industry high quality fresh and dried Australian apricots for export and domestic markets
Summerfruit industry minor use program
Horticulture trade intelligence reporting 2017-2019

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the summerfruit page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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Summerfruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

 Summerfruit SIP at a glance

 Summerfruit SIP

The summerfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the summerfruit 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 summerfruit growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's summerfruit Relationship Manager, Mark Spees by phone on 0 439 574 173 or by email.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Summerfruit Teleconference February 22, 2016
Summerfruit Teleconference May 5, 2016
Summerfruit Perth, WA July 25, 2016
Summerfruit Melbourne, VIC August 5, 2016
Summerfruit Teleconference February 14, 2017

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
Send an email

Dianne Phan
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2350
Send an email

Industry representative body: Summerfruit Australia Limited

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