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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 mushroom 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.
Mushroom crisis management review
Project Code: MU16001
Status: Completed project
This project was tasked with identifying potential risks and threats to the Australian mushroom industry, updating the mushroom industry’s crisis management plan, and providing effective training to industry personnel involved in crisis management. Its work is one component in ensuring a resilient mushroom industry, with the ability to intelligently prepare for, respond to and recover from any risks that may arise.
Working with key industry representatives, it has improved the industry’s understanding of crisis management principles and procedures, increased awareness of crisis management arrangements for the industry, and provided an intuitive approach for identifying, assessing and responding to potential crises using effective communication strategies.
For more information on crisis management for the industry, contact AMGA.
Communication and education of mushroom nutrition research to health professionals – phase 2
Mushroom 2016 National Conference
Mushrooms and health global initiative
Mushrooms, vitamin D and cognition – human studies
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the mushroom industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Pest and disease management and research services
Project Code: MU16003
Status: New project
This investment will help growers in understanding and managing key pests and diseases of mushrooms. It will deliver new farm-focused resources and education, and also maintain AGORA, the industry’s web-based pest and disease management knowledge database that was established in earlier levy-funded work. This project’s goal is to reduce the threat and costs of both endemic and exotic mushroom pests and diseases.
Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry
Communication program for the Australian mushroom industry 2016-2019
Mushroom industry minor use program
Food safety and QA risk management
Marsh Lawson Mushroom Research Centre
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the mushroom page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
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Mushroom Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Mushroom Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the mushroom 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 mushroom growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's mushroom Relationship Manager, John Vatikiotis, by phone on 0429 022 637 or John.Vatikiotis@horticulture.com.au
Completed consultation workshops
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||June 23, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||September 8, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||November 24, 2016|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||December 1, 2016|
|Mushroom||Melbourne, VIC||March 21 and 22, 2017|
|Mushroom||Sydney, NSW||May 24 and 25, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the mushroom industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Trevor Jordon||Costa Group||VIC|
|Elisa Siliato||Costa Group||VIC|
|Matthew Fensom||White Prince Mushrooms||NSW|
|Steven Willemse||SJW Mushrooms||QLD|
|Mick Surridge||Scato Plus||VIC|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||June 23, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|2||September 8, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|3||December 1, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|4||March 21 and 22, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|5||May 24 and 25, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|6||December 6, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|