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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 2016 National Conference

Project Code: MU15700

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink Spring

This project was responsible for the industry’s 2016 national conference, a key opportunity for growers and other industry stakeholders to access new information and to network with peers and experts. The conference was held in Mildura, Victoria on October 13-15, 2016.

Mushrooms and health global initiative
Mushrooms, vitamin D and cognition – human studies
Communication and education of mushroom nutrition research to health professionals – phase 2

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 2017, edition 4.

Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry

Project Code: MU16005

Status: New project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

This investment is tasked with investigating food safety risks within mushroom production systems. It is…

  • Bringing together existing research and information on food safety in Australia’s mushroom industry, and on foodborne pathogens including listeria species, salmonella species and E. coli
  • Conducting surveys on mushroom farms to look at pathogen loads in compost, on casing and on fresh mushrooms over a 12-month period
  • Using a lab-based trial to investigate the potential for change in microbial loads over time for a range of processing and food chain scenarios.

The project’s information will ultimately feed into industry training and information resources.

Communication program for the Australian mushroom industry 2016-2019
Mushroom industry minor use program
Food safety and QA risk management

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the mushroom page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.

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Mushroom Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Mushroom SIP at a glance

Mushroom SIP

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

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
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).

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

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

John Vatikiotis
Relationship Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2384
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Monique Emmi
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2341
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Industry representative body: Australian Mushroom Growers Association Ltd


Australian Mushroom Growers’ Association Ltd
Locked Bag 3, Windsor NSW 2756
T 0472 599 135
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