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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.

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)

Holistic management the key to Koolboo production

2017 | Anon | Case Study

Bundaberg Sugar has four orchards in the Bundaberg region totalling 330 ha. In the last four years, it has increased production on its Koolboo macadamia orchard from 175 t in 2013 to 480 t in 2016. Last year’s result was significant in that it tipped production over 5.4 t NIS/ha and over 2 t SK/ha. Sean Cox describes his management strategies that are contributing to this production growth.

Abandoned orchard becomes one of NSW’s top producers

2017 | Commens R | Case Study

Phil and Nicki Primrose bought their already established orchard at Woodford Island in mid-2009, and started work on it in 2011. The orchard was run down – it had not been harvested for the previous three years and no orchard improvement works such as fertilising, pruning or composting had been done. They took the orchard from this state to being one of the highest producing orchards in NSW in the 2014 season. This case study describes the management decisions taken in rejuvenating the property.

Careful management promotes excellence on non-traditional orchard site

2017 | Commens R | Case Study

Stewart and Salina Edmonds describe their approach to managing their Caniaba macadamia orchard.

Improving harvest efficiency while maintaining grass on the orchard floor all year

2017 | Commens R | Case Study

Charlie and Jane Higgins run an organic macadamia orchard at Vala NSW. Charlie describes his use of ground covers and harvesting techniques.

IOM program in northern rivers increases yield after just one year

2017 | Johnstone B, Bright J, Currey A | Case Study

An integrated orchard management (IOM) program being implemented on the Nicol family orchard in the Northern Rivers has borne fruit after just a year. In this article, orchard manager Bill Johnstone describes the key aspects of the IOM program.

Management from the ground up key to orchard performance

2017 | Currey A, Epplett N | Case Study

After starting out in the macadamia industry just five years ago, in 2016 Dymock’s Group Farming Manager Chris Cook led his farming team to victory in the Large Grower category in the AMS State of Origin awards.

Macadamia Integrated Orchard Management Drainage 2017

2017 | Bright J, Alt S, Howard B, Langfield K | Manual/guide

This toolkit, Integrated Orchard Management Drainage, is a companion to the Macadamia Integrated Orchard Management Practice Guide 2016, and Macadamia Integrated Orchard Management Case Studies 2016.

Case study on three orchards who have increased production, improved orchard health and reduce erosion using IOM

2016 | Alt S, Bright J | Case Study

Scott Allcott and Dave Harris from Macadamia Farm Management, Noel Paine and Warren and Beverley Phelps describe their approach to IOM and the results achieved on their macadamia orchards.

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