Contracted by Hort Innovation in March 2018, this new, five-year investment is tasked with reviewing and updating the industry’s biosecurity plan. The plan is a top-level document that identifies high-priority endemic and exotic pests, diseases and weeds, along with the risk mitigation activities required to reduce their biosecurity threat, plus surveillance and diagnostic activities.
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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D for the apple and pear industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
Review of the biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry
Project Code: PW17000
Status: New project
Vegetable cluster consumer insights program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the sweetpotato page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the sweetpotato industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can call Hort Innovation’s Sweetpotato Fund Relationship Manager, Christian Patterson on 0433 896 753.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events on the sweetpotato SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|Sweet potato||Bundaberg, QLD||August 16, 2016|
|Sweet potato||Bundaberg, QLD||June 13, 2017|
|Sweet potato||Bundaberg, QLD||February 20, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the sweetpotato industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Dean Akers||Rosie Produce||QLD|
|Eric Coleman||Australian Sweet Potato Seed||QLD|
|Linda Zunker||Windhum Farms||QLD|
|Matthew Prichard||MN&HS Prichard||NSW|
|Rodney Wolfenden||Wolfies Farms||QLD|
|Sam Tully||Tully Family||NSW|
|Troy Prichard||Prichard Farms||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||August 16, 2016||Bundaberg, QLD||Download|
|2||June 13, 2017||Bundaberg, QLD||Download|
|3||February 20, 2018||Bundaberg, QLD||Download|
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
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