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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Recently completed R&D projects
Read about recently completed projects for the fresh potato industry below, and in more detail in the relevant Hortlink.
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Review and update of the National Standard for Certification of Australian Seed Potatoes
Project Code: PT15004
Status: Completed project
This project undertook a review and update of the National Standard for Certification of Australian Seed Potatoes. The implementation of the National Standard allows for:
- Reliable high-health seed production in Australia
- Maximised yields and product quality of crops
- Management of diseases that limit yield and quality
- A robust platform to enable export of certified seed potatoes.
New and ongoing R&D projects
A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.
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Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021 for potato growers
The Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for potato growers will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the fresh potato 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 potato growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's Relationship Manager, for the Potato – Fresh Fund, Christian Patterson, by phone on 0433 896 753 or by email at email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Potato||Sydney, NSW||August 25 and 26, 2016|
|Potato||Sydney, NSW||March 7, 2017|
|Potato||Melbourne, VIC||July 27, 2017|
|Potato||Sydney, NSW||January 17 and 18, 2018|
|Potato||Melbourne, NSW||June 26 and 27, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the fresh potato industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Daryl Lohrey||Lohrey Pastoral||TAS|
|John Doyle||Doyle’s Farm Produce||NSW|
|Ben Dowling||Dowling AgriTech||SA|
|Pennie Patane||Patane Produce (WA)||WA|
|Andrew Lamont||Thomas Foods International||NSW|
|Frank Rovers||F. & K.L. Rovers||VIC|
|Geoff Moar||Geoff Moar Family Trust||NSW|
|Tim Heysen||Heysen Partners||SA|
|Terry Buckley||Buckley Farms||SA|
|Ken Morley||Solan (SA)||SA|
|Sam Humphries||KR & JM Humphries||SA|
|Kathy Ophel Keller||SARDI||SA|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||August 26, 2016||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|2||March 7, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|3||July 27, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|4||January 17 and 18, 2018||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|5||June 26 and 27, 2018||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Read articles on the fresh potato industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: AUSVEG