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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 dried tree fruit industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

Selecting and releasing to industry high quality fresh and dried Australian apricots for export and domestic markets

Project Code: MT12015

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

This project is responsible for developing new apricot varieties that are locally adapted, through a partnership with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) National Apricot Breeding Program. This is a multi-industry project that is funded by the dried tree fruit levy, co-contribution from within the summerfruit industry, and Australian Government funds.

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Dried Tree Fruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Dried Tree Fruit SIP

The Dried Tree Fruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the dried tree fruit 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.

If you have any questions about the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's Dried Tree Fruit Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 03 9691 3525 or at

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

Will Gordon
Relationship Manager Lead

T 03 9691 3525
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Industry representative body: Dried Tree Fruits Australia

PO Box 5042
Mildura, VIC 3502
T 03 5023 5174
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