2020 | Bright J
This 6th edition of the NSW Macadamia plant protection guide aims to provide commercial macadamia growers with up-to-date information on all aspects of protecting your orchard from pests and diseases.
Many longer-term macadamia growers consider the 2019 season to be the hardest they have experienced. During flowering, rainfall was significantly lower than average and there was only minimal soil moisture available to the plants. This was coupled with prolonged high temperatures and strong, hot dry winds that extended through the kernel sizing and oil accumulation phases. This year’s feature article will review the effects of these conditions on macadamia and provide some insight into grower observations and survival strategies that worked. It will also describe how we can prepare our orchards for the next drought, as well as make them more 'climate ready'.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.