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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 table grape industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make you order using the Final Report order form.
Effect of sulphur dioxide and cold on survival of insects during the storage of table grapes
Project Code: TG15003
Status: Completed project
With Australian table grape exports increasing rapidly in recent years, this project sought to strengthen the relationship with the Chinese market specifically. It looked at six potential insect pests of concern, producing data to demonstrate that, should they make their way into consignments, they will not survive current cold and sulphur dioxide (SO2) treatments – giving growers, exporters and importers added peace of mind.
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the table grape industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Evaluation of dried and table grape varieties
Project Code: MT15026
Status: Ongoing project
Begun in 2016, this multi-industry project will deliver new grape varieties for both the table grape and dried grape industries.
For table grapes, new varieties adapted to local conditions will enable Australia to differentiate its products in international markets, enhance export opportunities and increase domestic consumption.
Australian table grape industry communications project
Export market access, maintenance, biosecurity and developing export markets for the Australian table grape industry
Cold disinfestation verification trials for table grape access to Japan
Current marketing activity
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the table grape page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the table grape industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. You have until Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to get in any final feedback.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can ring Hort Innovation's table grape Relationship Manager, Brad Wells on 0412 528 398.
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.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the table grape SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Table Grape||Melbourne, VIC||August 2, 2016|
|Table Grape||Teleconference||September 2, 2016|
|Table Grape||St George, QLD||September 28, 2016|
|Table Grape||Emerald, QLD||September 29, 2016|
|Table Grape||Mildura, VIC||October 3 and 4, 2016|
|Table Grape||Melbourne, VIC||October 5, 2016|
|Table Grape||Carnavon, WA||October 12, 2016|
|Table Grape||Swan Valley, WA||October 13, 2016|
|Table Grape||Melbourne, VIC||December 15, 2016|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the table grape industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Domenic Sergi||SJDC Produce||VIC|
|Enrique Rossi||Budou R&D / Budou Farms||VIC|
|Brian Charles||Tumut Grove||VIC|
|Richard Lomman||JDM Nominees||QLD|
|Jeff Scott||Australian Table Grape Association||VIC|
|Mark Krstic||The Australian Wine Research Institute||VIC|
|Brendan Larkin||Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||August 1-2, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|Meeting 2||September 2, 2016||Teleconference||Download|
|Meeting 3||December 15, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|