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Grass Management Options - Matt Roche (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Roche M | Presentation

Presentation by Matt Roche (Australian Sports Turf Consultants) on grass management options in macadamia orchards. Includes an analysis of existing ground cover, benefits of grass cover, turfgrass options (new and established varieties) and grass management (plant growth regulators, mowing and scarifying, soil decompaction and nutrition, and handy tools)

Limb Angle and Canopy Structure - Ben Toft (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Toft B | Presentation

Presentation by Ben Toft (Small Tree High Productivity Initiative) on limb angle and canopy structure in macadamia orchards. Includes information on trellis limb bending trial at Bundaberg Research Station. Discussion about natural occurring limb angles, vegetative responses to limb bending, vegetative relationships with limb angle, flowering relationships with limb angle, productivity response to limb bending, productivity relationships with limb angle, and limb bending in macadamia.

Four New Macadamia Industry Varieties: G, J, P and R - Roger Broadley (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Broadley R | Presentation

Presentation by Roger Broadley containing an update and information on the four new macadamia varieties (G, J, P and R) available now to Australian macadamia growers.

Macadamia Marketing Update - Lynne Ziehlke (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Ziehlke L | Presentation

Update on the Australian macadamia industry’s marketing program, including global supply and demand, tree nut production, kernel and in-shell sales, and 2018 research (including bakery and snacks). Delivered by Australian macadamia industry market development manager Lynne Ziehlke (February 2019).

Australian Macadamia Industry Health Check - Leoni Kojetin (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation

Presentation by Australian macadamia industry development manager Leoni Kojetin that summarises the current state of the Australian macadamia industry. Includes information on production by region, number of growers, farm gate and retail value, productivity, benchmarking results, sustainable practices, IPDM, crop protection updates, technology and precision farming, environmental monitoring, grower innovation and food & farm safety.

MCT1 Fact Sheet (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Bond D | Fact Sheet

MCT1 is a high-yielding Macadamia integrifolia variety consistently producing 42 to 50% kernel recovery. It was selected from a seedling progeny trial planted in 1982 and has been evaluated over the past 25 years. It is protected under the Plant Breeder Rights Act as MCT1 and is only available from licensed nurseries.

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2019

2019 | Bond D, Currey A, Bright J, Boote M, Burnett J, Ziehlke L, Hofman H, Toegel H, Hunt T, Mackinlay S | News Bulletin

Harvest efficiency feature
Elevating food and life with macadamias: 2019 consumer campaign kicks off (Ziehlke)
The top 18 macadamia product innovations of 2018 (Ziehlke)
Comparison of early growth and yield from Beaumont and H2 rootstocks (Hoffman, Toegel)
Mistletoe: no cause for celebration in macadamias (Currey)
Macadamia Conservation Trust. Conservation Roundup (Bond)
Trade wars - and implications for Australian agriculture (Hunt)
China; crouching dragon or paper tiger? (Burnett)
Incorporating indoxacarb in IPM programs paying dividends for Northern Rivers growers (Bright)

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2018

2018 | Kojetin L, Bond D, Currey A, Boote M, Kaddatz B, Akinsanmi F, Broadley R, Ziehlke L, Patch J, Howlett B, Mhlanga D | News Bulletin

Integrated pest and disease management feature
Numbers in for Year 1 of CTH IPDM trial (Huwer, Maddox, Bright, Hickey)
Paternity testing in the orchard: who is fathering the nuts? (Langdon, Nock)
Advancing the timing of first commercial harvest using trunk girdling (Thorp, Smith)
Pioneer’s orchard reaps rewards of innovation (Boote)
Macadamias in Vietnam – a snapshot (Kaddatz)
New DAF macadamia varieties: where do I get them? (Broadley)
Artificial wetland the real deal in controlling run-off (Bertolo)

AMS News Bulletin Summer 2018

2018 | Mhlanga D, Kojetin L, Bond D, Currey A, Boote M, Kaddatz B, Akinsanmi F, MacDonald J, Ziehlke L, Elmouttie D, Chamberlain A, O'Brien B | News Bulletin

Technologies for the orchard feature
Indoxacarb - a new option for macadamia seed weevil management (Maddox, Huwer)
Macadamia high health nursery stock certification (MacDonald)
Pollen-parent affects nut size, kernel size and kernel recovery of macadamia (Herbert, Walton, Wallace)
Managing diseases in orchards: start clean, stay healthy and stay safe (Akinsanmi)
Integrated system key to rodent control in orchards (Elmouttie)
Storm wreaks havoc in south-east growing region (Boote)
10 years on, what is the Australian Macadamia Handlers Association and what does it do? (Lee)
Production potential or pipe dream? (Kaddatz)
Macadamia Conservation Trust: New Macadamia jansenii population found (Bond)

AMS News Bulletin Winter 2018

2018 | Erasmus J, Currey A, Bright J, Fleming G, Kaddatz B, Bell D, McConachie I, Broadley R, Ziehlke L, Zapp J, Kojetin L, Hill S, Bond D, Shofner R | News Bulletin

Improving productivity and efficiency feature
Sampling plant tissue for nutrient analysis (Hill)
Improving productivity through technology (Erasmus)
Tree planting: mechanical solution at hand (Currey)
Investment in irrigation pays off in production and quality (Kojetin)
Blockchain - what's in it for macadamia growers?
Getting to know macadamia lace bug first step to management (Shofner)
Macadamia innovation challenge and new bakery research boost marketing strategy (Ziehlke)
New varieties released
Dieback in NSW orchards (Bright)

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