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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Completed R&D projects

Read about some of the recently completed projects for the almond industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Management of Carpophilus beetle in almonds

Project Code: AL15004

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 2

This project began in 2016, in response to industry concern about the impact and management of Carpophilus beetles in almond production – after confirmation that the beetles were present in almost 70 per cent of almond plantings. The primary aim of the work was to clarify which of the many species of Carpophilus is responsible for damaging almonds, and to investigate the use of an attract and kill system (as used in stone-fruit orchards) in reducing kernel damage by the pest.

Pollination as a controlling factor in almond yield
Australian Almond Industry – Liaison and Extension Project

New and ongoing R&D projects

A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.

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Almond Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Almond SIP at a glance

Almond SIP

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

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's almond Relationship Manager, Corrine Jasper, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or at

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Almond Mildura, VIC June 14, 2016
Almond Melbourne, VIC November 18, 2016
Almond Glenelg, SA February 10, 2017
Almond Loxton, SA March, 22, 2017
Almond Loxton, SA August 9, 2017
Almond Teleconference January 12, 2018
Almond Mildura, VIC March 14, 2018

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the almond industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 0439 433 885
Send an email

Industry representative body: Almond Board of Australia

1801 Bookpurnong Road
Loxton, SA 5333
T 08 8584 7053
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