This project is responsible for driving the awareness and adoption of R&D outcomes within the Australian persimmon industry. Its strong communication and extension initiatives are designed to keep growers and other industry stakeholders up-to-date with the latest research activity, marketing initiatives and other news and issues. They include the bi-annual Persimmon Press e-newsletter, management of the Persimmons Australia website, and facilitation of industry field days and conferences.
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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Completed R&D projects
Read about some of the recently completed projects for the persimmon industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Project Code: PR13007
Status: Completed project
Established in 2014 and now complete, this project was tasked with developing new technologies and management strategies for the industry. Some of its work involved…
- Developing effective practices for the management of mealybug
- Developing effective practices for the management of clearwing moth
- Looking at improved cool-storage practices to extend the storage life of persimmons
- Looking at rootstocks
- Evaluating new persimmon varieties from international persimmon breeding programs
- Looking at removing astringency.
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the pesimmon industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Tropical fruit export strategy
Project Code: MT17002
Status: Ongoing project
This short multi-industry project has been tasked with developing a collective export strategy for a range of tropical commodities including persimmon, lychee, passionfruit, papaya and banana. The export strategy is a road map for growing export markets and supply chain capabilities, underpinned by information on each high-prospect market for each fruit category.
Persimmon industry extension and communication program
Persimmon industry minor use program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the persimmon page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
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Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the persimmon 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 persimmon growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's persimmon Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Persimmon||Brisbane, QLD||August 1, 2016|
|Persimmon||Sydney, NSW||March 3, 2017|
|Persimmon||Brisbane, QLD||February 19, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the persimmon industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Rodney Dalton||Grantham Orchards||QLD|
|Alison Fuss||Horticultural Consultant||QLD|
|Brett Guthrey||Kathleen Haven Orchard||NSW|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||August 1, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2||March 3, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|3||February 19, 2018||Brisbane, QLD||Download|