Lessons from the drought for macadamia growers

2020 | Bright J

Fact Sheet

The NSW north coast has a large proportion of the countries’ macadamia farms. It is normally lush, green and beautiful, but during 2019, it turned brown, dry and smoky. With very limited rainfall, dams were getting low and fires were burning almost everywhere.

The prolonged drought and intense fire season provided us with a good opportunity to work out  strategies to enhance the resilience of our macadamia trees to give them a better chance of surviving a drought.

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