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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 summerfruit industry below, and in more detail in the relevant 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.

China market readiness and entry

Project Code: SF16000

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

This project began in 2016, after the signing of the protocol to export Australian nectarines to China. Its aims included…

  • Ensuring the export readiness of the Australian summerfruit industry through the training of growers, packers and exporters and facilitating the registration and audit of export treatment facilities, orchards and packhouses; and
  • Developing and implementing a monitoring and management program for a range of pests and diseases of quarantine concern to China.

The project also facilitated industry engagement to finalise market access to China for peaches, apricots and plums, and delivered the market-entry strategy for nectarines into China.

Summerfruit communications strategy development
Increased stone fruit profitability by consistently meeting market expectations
Australian Stonefruit Grower Magazine 2016

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.

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the summerfruit page of Hortlink 2018, edition 2.

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Summerfruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

 Summerfruit SIP at a glance

 Summerfruit SIP

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

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's summerfruit Relationship Manager, Mark Spees by phone on 0 439 574 173 or by email.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Summerfruit Teleconference February 22, 2016
Summerfruit Teleconference May 5, 2016
Summerfruit Perth, WA July 25, 2016
Summerfruit Melbourne, VIC August 5, 2016
Summerfruit Teleconference February 14, 2017
Summerfruit Brisbane, QLD June 21, 2018

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the summerfruit 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 summerfruit industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Mark Spees
Relationship Manager

T 02 8295 2392
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Dianne Phan
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2350
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Industry representative body: Summerfruit Australia Limited

8/452 Swift Street
Albury, NSW 2640
T 02 6041 6641
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