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Mistletoe and macadamias

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that is becoming an issue in macadamia orchards, especially in the NSW Northern Rivers, and in the Gympie, Bundaberg and Rockhampton regions in Queensland. This fact sheet includes key facts about mistletoe and mistletoe birds, growth habit and how it is spread, predisposing factors to infection and management options.

MCT1: new elite macadamia variety

2019 | Bond D | Fact Sheet

MCT1 is a high-yielding Macadamia integrifolia variety consistently producing 42 to 50% kernel recovery. It was selected from a seedling progeny trial planted in 1982 and has been evaluated over the past 25 years. It is protected under the Plant Breeder Rights Act as MCT1 and is only available from licensed nurseries.

Draft nursery tree standards (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | AMS | Presentation

The Nursery Garden Industry Australia, through Hort Innovation, is developing a macadamia nursery production standard, the aim of which is to improve orchard productivity through improvements in nursery tree stock physiology and health.

Tree standards and why we need them (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | Searle C | Presentation

Poor nursery trees can have a long-term impact on orchard profitability and viability. Chris Searle from MacAvo Consulting explains why tree standards are necessary for the Australian macadamia industry, drawing on the South African experience, and providing lots of practical examples.

Growing media and compost (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | King K | Presentation

Presentation by Kieran King (Rocky Point) which outlines the physical, biological and chemical properties of growing media.

Grass Management Options - Matt Roche (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Roche M | Presentation

Presentation by Matt Roche (Australian Sports Turf Consultants) on grass management options in macadamia orchards. Includes an analysis of existing ground cover, benefits of grass cover, turfgrass options (new and established varieties) and grass management (plant growth regulators, mowing and scarifying, soil decompaction and nutrition, and handy tools)

Limb Angle and Canopy Structure - Ben Toft (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Toft B | Presentation

Presentation by Ben Toft (Small Tree High Productivity Initiative) on limb angle and canopy structure in macadamia orchards. Includes information on trellis limb bending trial at Bundaberg Research Station. Discussion about natural occurring limb angles, vegetative responses to limb bending, vegetative relationships with limb angle, flowering relationships with limb angle, productivity response to limb bending, productivity relationships with limb angle, and limb bending in macadamia.

Four New Macadamia Industry Varieties: G, J, P and R - Roger Broadley (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Broadley R | Presentation

Presentation by Roger Broadley containing an update and information on the four new macadamia varieties (G, J, P and R) available now to Australian macadamia growers.

Macadamia Marketing Update - Lynne Ziehlke (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Ziehlke L | Presentation

Update on the Australian macadamia industry’s marketing program, including global supply and demand, tree nut production, kernel and in-shell sales, and 2018 research (including bakery and snacks). Delivered by Australian macadamia industry market development manager Lynne Ziehlke (February 2019).

Australian Macadamia Industry Health Check - Leoni Kojetin (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation

Presentation by Australian macadamia industry development manager Leoni Kojetin that summarises the current state of the Australian macadamia industry. Includes information on production by region, number of growers, farm gate and retail value, productivity, benchmarking results, sustainable practices, IPDM, crop protection updates, technology and precision farming, environmental monitoring, grower innovation and food & farm safety.

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