Industry Resources

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.

AMS Future Forum

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. "

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.

Disease Management & Root Health - Femi Akinsanmi (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Akinsanmi F | Presentation

Presentation by Femi Akinsanmi which explains how improving your soil health will reduce pathogen infections, increase your production and improve your orchard's resilience. Also includes a disease management update on current trials and control options for key orchard diseases like flower blight and husk spot.

Pruning and Competition in Macadamia - John Wilkie/Hanna Toegel (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Wilkie J, Toegel H | Presentation

Presentation by QDAF horticulturist John Wilkie and honours student Hanna Tougel on pruning and competition in macadamia, which is part of the Small Tree High Productivity initiative. Includes an update on recent trials.

Rat control: an integrated regional approach

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society, Elmouttie D | Fact Sheet

Rats are a major issue for the macadamia industry, with up to 30% of the crop being lost in some years. As our knowledge of orchard systems and rat behaviour has improved, strategies for their management have changed. It is important that growers develop and follow a rodent management program.

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