Managing Director Robbie Commens, a multi-award winning horticultural operator with a degree in Agronomy from the University of Queensland, first class honours, has been involved in the commercial horticultural industry his entire career.
Before 2te, Robbie managed the Australian macadamia industries’ research and development program for the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS). He worked with industry leading growers, researchers, consultants and marketers to significantly increase grower adoption of best practice and industry wide production. Robbie was involved with and led the development of the Integrated Orchard Management (IOM) initiative, a macadamia specific industry-wide innovation that continues to deliver value for the Australian and International industries.
Specialising in the conversion of NSW floodplains (sugar cane land) into high value macadamia orchards 2te assists investors to:
Mature orchards on the NSW floodplains consistently achieve production in the top 5% of Australian orchards which can be linked to high quality soils and a humid climate.
The floodplains also boast a highwater table (just 0.5-1.5m below the surface) that smaller macadamia trees utilise to produce larger crops, in turn minimising reliance on irrigation.
Across northern NSW there’s estimated 7,500ha suitable for transformation from broadacre cropping to macadamia production; there is scalable opportunity.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.