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Primary Industries and Energy Research Development Act - Dried Fruits Research and Development Council and Dried Fruits Research and Development Council Selection Committee - Report - 1992-93


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DRIED FRUITS RESEARCH

& DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Annual Report 1992-93

DRIED VINE FRUIT PROJECTS FUNDED IN 1992-93

PROJECT PROJECT TITLE 1992-93 REPORT

CODE Objective 1: Strategy: TO IMPROVE THE COST EFFICIENCY OF DRIED VINE FRUIT PRODUCTION

To develop new and improved varieties to increase production efficiency

ALLOCATION PAGE NO.

CSH 29 DNA Fingerprinting for grapevine identification $33 938 19

CSH 23 Strategy:

Salt tolerance and water use of sultanas grafted to a range of hybrid rootstocks To further develop vine and crop management systems to maximise productivity $43 673 20

CSH 25 Adaption of low pressure flood irrigation to subsurface irrigation integrated with highly productive systems of dried fruit production $40 733 21

CSH 38 Strategy:

Optimising grape fruit nutrition for dried vine fruit production To further develop mechanisation o f the harvesting and drying process to reduce the reliance on seasonal labour

$65 340 22

DAV 56 Improvements in trellis drying practices $12 403 23

DAV28 Strategy:

Applied engineering developments for production of high quality trellis dried sultanas To assess the extent o f damage resulting from birds and to develop strategies to minimise production losses

$36 820 24

DAS 24 Objective 2: Strategy: Strategy:

An assessment of bird damage to the dried fruits industry TO IMPROVE FRUIT QUALITY To develop new and improved varieties with improved fruit quality characteristics To undertake research into berry damage caused by processing machinery

$74 281 25

DAV 53 Reduction in damage to dried fruit during processing $55 616 26

USA 5 Defining and managing dried vine fruit quality for food processors $150 000 27

USA 4 Strategy:

Travel - Mr John Fielke - Attend International Symposium on Production Engineering To develop production systems and processing technology to eliminate need seed contamination from the pack

$2 815

DAV 59 Spiked weed seed management and elimination $53 565 28

CSE 1 Identifying species and origins of Tribulus found in areas of dried vine fruit production $29 221 29

DAN 14 Minimum tillage soil management practices and control of spiny emex in vine covercrops $22 080 30

USA 6 Development of specification for an integrated classing and quality' monitoring system $8 454 31

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SECTION FOUR

PROJECT CODE Strategy: CST 1

Strategy: CSE 2 Strategy: Strategy:

CSH 34 DAV 60 CSH 39 DAV 61

CSH 40 DAV 71 Strategy: Strategy:

Objective 3: Strategy: CSH 24

CSH 17

Strategy: Objective 4: Strategy: Strategy: Strategy:

PROJECT TITLE

To continue to monitor o ff flavours and develop improved packaging technology Taint-barrier packaging of sultanas for export To undertake research into reasons fo r fruit darkening Effect of storage temperature and moisture on dried sultana quality

To develop cost efficient solar enhanced drying technology To develop production and processing systems that reduce reliance on use o f chemicals Disinfestation of dried vine fruits to reduce reliance on chemicals in particular methyl bromide Methyl bromide fumigation code of practice for dried fruit Towards residue-free golden sultanas The persistence and biological activity of pesticide residues in grapevines The role of chitinase and glucanese gene expression in the responses of grape vines to fungal infection

Reduced use of chemicals in production of dried vine fruit To research optimum growing environments fo r the production o f quality fruit To develop systems to produce fruit with minimal chemical usage TO DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS

To research new grape varieties suitable for drying to meet identified market niches Evaluation of new seedless drying varieties developed by hybridization or held in the CSIRO germplasm collection Integration of alternative drying varieties with efficient low input and highly productive management

systems To assist in the development o f products using significant quantities o f dried vine fruits TO IMPROVE THE RATE OF ADOPTION OF EXISTING TECHNOLOGY To continue to fu n d specific technology transfers projects

To continue to make technology transfer an integral part o f research proposals To publish information on research results in the industry journal and rural media

1992-93

ALLOCATION

$28 277

$25 683

$39 673 $29 903 $73 191 $50 170

$25 973 $56 386

REPORT PAGE NO.

Confidential

32

33 34 35 36

37 38

$43 753 39

$44 773 40

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