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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.

Farming with an open mind and a willingness to try a different approach

2019 | Moosberger P | Research report/Update

Paul Moosberger shares the story of Terry and Caroline Cox, who recently joined the macadamia industry and have focussed on orchard floor management, organic nutrients and a "light-footed" approach to machinery.

Irrigation scheduling: 2019 Tree water relations course presentation, Dan Manson (Bundaberg)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Presentation on 'Irrigation Scheduling' by productivity improvement agronomist Dr Dan Manson. This presentation was part of the 2019 AMS Tree Water Relations courses that examined the essential role of water management in macadamia in both dryland and irrigated orchards.

Irrigation scheduling: 2019 Tree water relations course presentation, Dan Manson (Yamba)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Presentation on 'Irrigation Scheduling' by productivity improvement agronomist Dr Dan Manson. This presentation was part of the 2019 AMS Tree Water Relations courses that examined the essential role of water management in macadamia in both dryland and irrigated orchards.

Understanding macadamia water transpiration: 2019 Tree water relations course presentation, Theunis Smit (Bundaberg)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Presentation on 'Understanding macadamia water transpiration' by acclaimed water relations researcher Theunis Smit. This presentation was part of the 2019 AMS Tree Water Relations courses that examined the essential role of water management in macadamia in both dryland and irrigated orchards.

Understanding macadamia water transpiration: 2019 Tree water relations course presentation, Theunis Smit (Yamba)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Presentation on 'Understanding macadamia water transpiration' by acclaimed water relations researcher Theunis Smit. This presentation was part of the 2019 AMS Tree Water Relations courses that examined the essential role of water management in macadamia in both dryland and irrigated orchards.

Harvesting out of grass (Tony Flick)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Northern Rivers macadamia grower Tony Flick discusses his strategies and success in harvesting out of grass.

Disease Management & Root Health - Femi Akinsanmi (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Akinsanmi F | Presentation

Presentation by Femi Akinsanmi which explains how improving your soil health will reduce pathogen infections, increase your production and improve your orchard's resilience. Also includes a disease management update on current trials and control options for key orchard diseases like flower blight and husk spot.

Sampling plant tissue for nutrient analysis

2018 | Hill S | Article

While soil tests and visual inspections are useful, plant tissue mineral analysis is the key to understanding the nutrient status of the orchard. Scott Hill from Healthy Hills Horticulture takes a close look at plant tissue mineral analysis and the keys to sampling leaves.

Award winning grower: Jason Klotz (Red Rock Macadamias, Bundaberg)

2018 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Interview with Bundaberg grower Jason Klotz (Red Rock Macadamias) - Winner, 2017 AMS State of Origin Awards - Highest Saleable Kernel Per Hectare - Large Farms.

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