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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 prune 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.

2016 IPA Congress Tour

Project Code: DP16700

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 1

This project supported industry attendance at the International Prune Association Congress, held in Chile on November 6-9, 2016. This attendance was for the purposes of building relationships, receiving updates, exchanging information and holding a broad range of discussions, as outlined in Hortlink.

Technical development for the Australian prune industry – stage 2

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the prune industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.

Innovation and adoption for the Australian prune industry

Project Code: DP15002

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

Beginning in November 2016, this project has taken over from previous industry development project Australian prune industry – stage 2 (DP14000). Like its predecessor, it funds a dedicated industry development officer (IDO) to provide growers and other industry stakeholders with information and know-how on R&D, new technologies and best-practice management.

The ultimate goal of the project is to drive the adoption of new technologies and practices, and to support decision-making within businesses.

The IDO is also involved in the evaluation of new prune varieties and work into prune quality assurance.

Australian dried fruit communications program
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program
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Prune Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Prune SIP at a glance

Prune SIP

The Prune Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the prune 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 prune growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's prune Relationship Manager, Will Gordon, by phone on 0427 920 924 or

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Prune Griffith, NSW December 13, 2016

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the prune 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

Read articles on the prune industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Will Grodon
Relationship Manager Lead

T 03 9691 3525
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Industry representative body: Australian Prune Industry Association Inc


T 03 5023 5174
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