Running since late 2015, this project was established to support the adoption of innovation and technology in the Australian pineapple industry to help growers remain resilient, viable and profitable. It has traditionally supported the role of an industry development officer (IDO) to help build knowledge of R&D in the industry, facilitate opportunities for information exchange and learning among growers and with other stakeholders, and promote capacity building in the industry.
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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the pineapple industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.
Integrated pest, disease and weed management systems for pineapple
Project Code: PI12008
Status: Completed project
Concluding in November 2016, this project funded the employment of a technical officer for the pineapple industry, to investigate management options for major pest, disease and weed threats. The ultimate goal was to develop contemporary integrated pest and disease management systems for the industry, with the investigation of alternative products and strategies to current pesticides.
Study groups enabling industry adaption to pineapple market changes
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the pineapple industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Facilitating the development of the Australian pineapple industry stage 3
Project Code: PI15000
Status: Ongoing project
Pineapple industry minor use permits
Crop protection replacement for diuron in pineapple industry
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the pineapple page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
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Pineapple Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Pineapple Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the pineapple 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 pineapple growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's pineapple Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Pineapple||Yeppoon, QLD||July 19 and 20, 2016|
|Pineapple||Brisbane, QLD||October 28, 2016|
|Pineapple||Brisbane, QLD||March 20, 2017|
|Pineapple||Brisbane, QLD||October 10, 2017|
|Pineapple||Brisbane, QLD||February 23, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the pineapple industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Tim Wolens||Merbye Farms||QLD|
|Les Williams||L. W. Williams||QLD|
|John Cranny||Valley Syndicate||QLD|
|John Steemson||JM & LG Steemson||QLD|
|Stephen Pace||Pace Farming||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||July 20, 2016||Yeppoon, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 2||March 20, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 3||October 10, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 4||February 23, 2018||Brisbane, QLD||Download|