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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 dried 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 your order using the Final Report order form.
Dried grape industry development project stage 2
Project Code: DG13001
Status: Completed project
Running between January 2014 and December 2017, this project delivered 27 field walks and seven industry-wide forums, trained some 30 businesses in the Dried Grape Approved Supplier Program, and conducted hundreds of farm visits and responses to grower enquiries. It also delivered fact sheets that are available here, while videos from some of the events are available on the Dried Fruits Australia YouTube channel. The project also helped growers access the three-part Dried Grape Best Practice Guide, produced under the project Producing high value dried grapes stage 2 (DG13006), completed in early 2017. You can still download all three parts of the guide from the resource section below.
Dried grape 2017 industry R&D exchange program
Producing high value dried grapes stage 2
Objective colour assessment options for the dried grape industry + Evaluating a visible imaging and near-infrared spectroscopy technique for dried grape colour assessment
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the dried grape industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Dried grape production innovation and adoption program 2018-2021
Project Code: DG17001
Status: Ongoing project
Contracted by Hort Innovation in January 2018, this new investment will help dried grape producers access and share leading and emerging research and knowledge on production techniques, to grow skills, improve productivity and keep quality high. It will deliver events such as workshops, field walks and focus groups for growers.
Evaluation of dried and table grapes varieties
New rootstocks to improve production and water use efficiency, sustainability and reduce risks of dried grape production
Australian dried fruit communications program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the dried grape page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1
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Dried Grape Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Dried Grape Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the dried 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 dried 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 dried grape Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 0427 920 924 or by email .
Completed consultation workshops
|Dried Grape||Mildura, VIC||August 1, 2016|
|Dried Grape||Melbourne, VIC||May 25 and 26, 2017|
|Dried Grape||Mildura, VIC||October 4, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the dried grape industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Malcolm Bennett||MR and SJ Bennett||VIC|
|Thomas Cheung||Sunbeam Foods||SA|
|Anne Mansell||Dried Fruits Australia||VIC|
|Peter Jones||Peter L Jones||VIC|
|Mark King||MR and BL King||NSW|
|Allan Long||AJL Vineyards||VIC|
|Ivan Shaw||IH and JA Shaw||VIC|
|Michael Treeby||MT and JM Treeby||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||1 Aug 2016||Mildura, VIC||Download|
|2||May 25 and 26, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||October 4, 2017||Mildura, VIC||Download|