Industry Resources

Coverage, calibration, timing: Get them right for effective pest and disease management

2019 | Bright J, Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

The first step to achieving good pest and disease control is monitoring your orchard so you can identify pests and diseases when they first appear and decide on treatment options. It is important to understand the individual and collective significance of coverage, calibration and timing in implementing a successful pest and disease management strategy.

The Australian Macadamia Industry Strategic Blueprint 2030 (draft)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Research report/article

This Strategic Blueprint has been prepared by members of the Australian macadamia industry, to summarise the key characteristics they envisage the Australian macadamia industry will display in the year 2030.

2017 AMS Future Forum: A summary of outcomes from group discussions

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Research report/article

"The inaugural Macadamia Future Forum in 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of the Australian macadamia industry to discuss the major challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for our industry. This document captures the significant issues raised by Forum participants and summarises the actions and initiatives identified for further discussion and development. Some actions, such as the development of a Global Macadamia Council and the Innovation Initiative aimed at driving new product development are already underway. "

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2019

2019 | Andersen D, Thomas A, Kojetin L, Bright J, Akinsanmi F, Huwer R, Maddox C, Trueman S, Wallace H, Ziehlke L, Russell D, Fuller C, Purdue I, Robertson D, Janetzki A, O'Connor K, Prassannath K, Whitten M, Vallis S, Kamper W, Nichols J, Hosseini Bai S, Ogbourne S | News Bulletin

Managing macadamia seed weevil
Boring beetles: Depends how you look at it!
Tropical nut borer: An exotic pest of macadamias
Assessing fruitspotting bug damage
Flower blight complex
Husk spot control and managing fungicide resistance
Pig exclusion fencing becoming a necessity
using drop sheets to monitor insect pests
Time to think about crop protection for up-coming season
Record keeping requirements
Tank mixing agricultural chemicals
Anemometers, wind meters and weather stations
The taste of innovation: Why flavour expert says we can do more with macadamias
Clean coastal catchment project EOI wraps up
Single Touch Payroll: Are you compliant?
Australian collaboration wins international irrigation award
The latest results are in: Whole-tree yields can be increased with better cross-pollination
DNA-informed technologies for rapid selection of new varieties
Evaluating macadamia varieties: How do growers decide what to plant?
Industry news - Michael Waring: First Australian INC Chairman

Industry benchmarking report 2009-2018

2019 | QDAF | Research report/article

Yield, quality and planting information has been collected annually from macadamia farms throughout Australia since 2009. These data are provided either directly by growers or by processors on their behalf. Each season benchmarking participants receive a personalised report that confidentially compares their individual farm performance with the average performance of similar farms based on a range of criteria including region, locality, farm size, management structure, irrigation status and tree age. These reports also highlight individual and average farm performance trends over multiple seasons. Industry reports such as this one are produced to provide growers, consultants, investors and other stakeholders with a summary of emerging yield and quality trends across industry.

My life as a grower (Robbie Commens)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Former AMS Industry Development Manager Robbie Commens shares the challenges he is facing in developing a macadamia enterprise on 200ha of cane flats and the solutions he is trying.

Managing macadamia seed weevil

2019 | Bright J, Australian Macadamia Society, Maddox C | Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the latest information on an integrated approach for controlling macadamia seed weevil, a serious pest of macadamia orchards.

Anemometers, wind meters and weather stations

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

The AMS recommends that all growers have a functioning anemometer that can measure wind speed and direction, store data over time and download the logged data to your smartphone or laptop or automatically upload online, allowing you to check live the current conditions. This fact sheet outlines some of the varieties available on the market.

IPM Program Update- NSW DPI (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | NSW DPI | Presentation

Presentation by NSW DPI entomologists Ruth Huwer and Craig Maddox that provides an update on the current NSW DPI integrated pest management (IPM) research and a summary of pest trends and monitoring outcomes for the current season.

AMS Update - Leoni Kojetin (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation

Presentation by AMS industry development manager Leoni Kojetin which includes an overview of the current Australian macadamia industry integrated pest & disease management (IPDM) research projects, as well as crop protection updates and new registrations.

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