Kernel Assessment Workshops - Lismore and Bundaberg

The AMS will be running several Kernel Assessment Workshops in Lismore and Bundaberg in late June. 

Suitable for growers, grower liaison and processing staff and researchers, the workshops will provide a greater understanding of the Australian industry standards and procedures for NIS sampling and kernel evaluation. These procedures are used to determine product quality and subsequent grower payments.

The workshops will include:

  • A brief introduction to the Kernel Laboratory Assessment Scheme, its purpose and goals
  • Review of industry standards and procedures for NIS sampling and kernel evaluation
  • A full kernel recovery from sample receival, moisture testing and kernel assessment
  • Study of individual kernel defects and their classifications using the Kernel Assessment Manual (KAM).

To allow ample time to cover the above and for questions, each session will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants, so secure your space now.


AMS Kernel Laboratory Assessment Scheme Coordinator Darren Burton will facilitate the workshops, He has more than 25 year experience in the macadamia industry and will be assisted by experienced kernel lab staff.


Registrations are essential and will close Friday 24 June.

Please click your preferred event location below to register now.


Date: Monday 27 June

Time: 9am-1pm

Venue: Hudson Room, Dept of Primary Industries, 1243 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar


NOTE: The morning session is now full. New registrations will be accepted for the afternoon session only.

Date:  Wednesday 29 June

Time: 8am-12pm (Morning session) and 1pm-5pm (Afternoon session)*

Venue: The Generator Bundaberg, Level 1, 155A Bourbong Street, Bundaberg Central

*Confirmed participants will be allocated a workshops time once registrations close.


  • AMS members - $143
  • Non AMS members - $217

Morning/afternoon tea included.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the AMS Kernel Assessment Manual (retail value $48).


Questions may be directed to KLAS Coordinator Darren Burton at klas@macadamias.org or 0415 664 335.

Event Details
Lismore NSW and Bundaberg QLD
27 June 2022 - 29 June 2022

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