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New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the raspberry and blackberry industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
Berry export strategy
Project Code: MT17001
Status: Ongoing project
Contracted by Hort Innovation in November, this short project is for and funded by both the raspberry and blackberry and strawberry industries. It will be responsible for identifying, sizing and addressing opportunities for the industries in international markets, through the development of an export strategy. Work in this space is intended to build or rebuild export capabilities, drive export growth, and position the industries to grow demand in export markets.
Building resilience to drupelet disorder on rubus
Rubus industry minor use program
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program
Continuation of pilot systems to validate Pest Free Place of Production for Queensland fruit fly in the Yarra Valley
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the raspberry and blackberry page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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Raspberry and Blackberry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Raspberry and Blackberry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the raspberry and blackberry 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 raspberry and blackberry growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's raspberry and blackberry Relationship Manager, Bradley Mills, by phone on 0408 635 465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||April 19, 2016|
|Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||November 28, 2016||Raspberry and blackberry||Melbourne, VIC||March 30, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the raspberry and blackberry industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Jeff Mathews||YV Fresh||VIC|
|Jon Gleeson||Driscolls Australia||VIC|
|Kate Sutherland||Burlington Berries||TAS|
|Nic Hansen||Cherries Tasmania||TAS|
|Nicholas Miall||Perfection Fresh||NSW|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 19, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||November 28, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||March 30, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|