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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 the relevant Hortlink.

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Effect of sulphur dioxide and cold on survival of insects during the storage of table grapes

Project Code: TG15003

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

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.

Cold disinfestation verification trials for table grape access to Japan

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 2.

Evaluation of dried and table grape varieties

Project Code: MT15026

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 2

Underway since 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. The new varieties will reduce production costs and minimise issues such as berry collapse in Thompson seedless, as well as poor budburst and low fruit bearing in sub-tropical regions. Early and late ripening types, and those with favourable long-term storage and transport characteristics, will also extend the season and provide opportunities to develop new markets.

Australian table grape industry communications project
Export market access, maintenance, biosecurity and developing export markets for the Australian table grape industry
Table grape industry minor use program
Horticulture trade intelligence reporting 2017-2019
SITplus: Developing and optimising production of a male-only, temperature-sensitive-lethal, strain of Qfly, B. tryoni
Asia Fruit Logistica

Marketing activity

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

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Table grape Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Table grape SIP at a glance

 Table grape SIP

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

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's table grape Relationship Manager, Brad Wells, by phone on 0412 528 398 or by email.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
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).

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

Read articles on the table grape industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Brad Wells
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2327
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Dianne Phan
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2350
Send an email

Industry representative body: Australian Table Grape Association

33 Madden Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
T 03 5021 5718
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