Contracted by Hort Innovation in November 2017, this investment will give Australian olive growers access to current, practical information and instruction for implementing integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) strategies in the orchard. It will have a focus on the sustainable management of three major pests and diseases for the industry: black scale, olive lace bug and anthracnose.
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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the olive industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Australian olive oil code of practice implementation
Project Code: OL13007
Status: Completed project
The ultimate goal of this project was to enhance consumer confidence in Australian olive products by:
- Providing a formal mechanism for certification of Australian olive products in both domestic and export markets (including the registration of certification trademarks for olive products)
- Supporting and monitoring industry compliance with the Australian Standard for olive oil, the ANZFA Food Standards Code, and Australian Consumer Law, through undertaking regular national market surveys
- Building olive industry skills and capacity through training programs.
Investigating olive oil quality improvement through filtration
Essential work to facilitate increased exports to China, removing roadblocks and enhancing competitive advantage
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the olive industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
An integrated pest and disease management extension program for the olive industry
Project Code: OL17001
Status: New project
International Olive Council Committee
Olive industry minor use program
Olive oil food service program
Olive communication program
National olive industry conference and trade exhibition
Risk and crisis management planning for the olive industry
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Olive Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Olive Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the olive 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 olive growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's olive Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 0427 920 924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation events
|Olive||Teleconference||February 26, 2016|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||April 8, 2016|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||August 11, 2016|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||February 16, 2017|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||October 13, 2017|
|Olive||Melbourne, VIC||March 21, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the olive industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Lisa Rowntree||Longridge Olives||SA|
|Leandro Ravetti||Boundary Bend||VIC|
|Tim Smith||Boundary Bend||VIC|
|Kevin Whithear||Mount Bernard Olives||VIC|
|Rita Bikins||Red Rock Olives||VIC|
|Peter Herborn||Hunter Olive Processing||NSW|
|Michael Harbison||Nangkita Olives||SA|
|Robert Spooner-Hart||University of Western Sydney||NSW|
|Rod Mailer||Australian Oils Research||NSW|
|Richard de Vos||Chair||Biography|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 8, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||August 11, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||February 16, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|4||October 11, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|5||December 13, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|6||March 21, 2018||Melbourne, VIC||Download|