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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 | King K | Presentation
Presentation by Kieran King (Rocky Point) which outlines the physical, biological and chemical properties of growing media.
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)
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.
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.
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).
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.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.