The new ‘Macadamia Industry Benchmarking and Sustainability Insights 2022-2027’ project has officially started, and the team has commenced data collection for the 2022 season.
Benchmarking allows you to confidentially compare yield, quality and optionally costs for your farm with other farms of a similar size, tree age and growing locality. The benchmark sample represents nearly 60% of industry production and spans all major growing regions.
The benchmarking team will shortly be contacting last year’s participants to invite them to participate again this season. Other growers who may be interested in participating are also very welcome, simply contact the team via the methods shown below or download and complete the 2022 data collection form.
In most cases, with your consent, the benchmarking team collect your yield and quality information from your nominated processor(s), although you can also provide the data directly if you prefer. The team aims to have all data collected by the end of December so that personalised, confidential farm benchmark reports can be produced and delivered to participating growers by the end of February. In addition to reporting on yield, kernel recovery, factory rejects and costs, the project will aim to introduce a range of metrics that growers can use to benchmark their sustainability as well as ongoing productivity and quality.
Benchmarking is a free and confidential service for Australian macadamia growers. The project is funded through Hort Innovation using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. The Queensland Government has also co-funded the project through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
For more information or assistance please contact:
Grant Bignell DAF
NEW SOUTH WALES
Jeremy Bright NSW DPI
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.