2019 Australian macadamia industry NURSERY WORKSHOPS

Following on from the outstanding success of the first ever macadamia production nursery events in Queensland in 2018, the AMS will host 3 macadamia nursery events in March 2019. There will be two workshops for growers and one workshop for nursery operators. But get in quick because numbers are limited!


1-day nursery workshops for growers

The 1-day workshops will predominantly be consultative in nature with plenty of opportunity for delegates to provide input into the new nursery standards, as well as discuss ideas and ask questions in an open forum. 

Growers will receive the latest info and knowledge on:

  • The macadamia industry’s newly drafted nursery standards, and an opportunity to provide input into the standards
  • Establishment essentials including:
  • Site preparation
  • Nursery stock selection
  • Young tree preparation & management
  • Premium potting medium selection & management
  • Industry trends & grower requirements
  • New research from Plant & Food Health Australia
  • Tree samples available to view
  • Open forum 

Who should attend?

  • Growers who are considering or about to establish a new orchard
  • Growers who are rejuvenating older orchards (and replacing old trees with newer varieties).

These workshops are open to Australian macadamia levy payers and AMS members. To join the AMS, click here or phone 1800 262 426.


2-day nursery workshop for operators

The 2-day workshop will be presented by highly skilled nurserymen and will provide you with the highly specialised production nursery skills required to implement best practice in the nursery.

Key workshop topics will include:

  • Update on the macadamia industry’s newly drafted nursery standards, and opportunity to provide input into the developing standards
  • Irrigation and nutrition management
  • Propagation techniques
  • Rootstock and varietal selection trends
  • Integrated pest and disease management
  • Information on the industry’s developing accreditation scheme.

Venue: Discovery Nursery is one of the industry’s longstanding nurseries, supplying a large quantity of trees to growers. Discovery is a typical macadamia nursery committed to continually improving their nursery practices and look forward to sharing their story with delegates.

Who should attend?

  • Established commercial macadamia nurseries (owners and managers)
  • Nursery operators who are in the process of establishing macadamia propagation facilities. 


Nursery workshop for growers (QLD)

Tues 19 March 2019, Bundaberg Research Facility (49 Ashfield Rd, Kalkie)

9am-12.30pm (free lunch at 12.30pm)

Nursery workshop for growers (NSW)

Wed 20 March 2019, Summerland House Farm (253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville)

9am-12.30pm (free lunch at 12.30pm)

Nursery workshop for nursery operators

Thurs & Fri 21-22 March 2019, Discovery Nursery, Eureka NSW

9am-4pm (both days)


Wednesday 12 March 2019 (bookings are essential) 

Online: Click your preferred workshop above and then ‘Register now’ 

Phone: Australian Macadamia Society 1800 262 426 

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This event has been funded by Hort Innovation using the macadamia industry levy and funds from the Australian Government.

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