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Grower Tool Kit: Orchard Floor Management (March 2021 MacGroup, Plateau NSW)

2021 | Searle C | Presentation

The AMS Grower Toolkit - a practical, step-by-step production guide based on macadamia ecophysiology – will be launched at the industry conference AusMac2021 in November. One of its most crucial chapters - Orchard Floor Management – will be unveiled by Dr Chris Searle. Chris will explore the management principles that underpin the ‘working with nature rather than against it’ approach.

Grower Tool Kit: Orchard Floor Management (March 2021 MacGroup, Coastal NSW)

2021 | Searle C | Presentation

The AMS Grower Toolkit - a practical, step-by-step production guide based on macadamia ecophysiology – will be launched at the industry conference AusMac2021 in November. One of its most crucial chapters - Orchard Floor Management – will be unveiled by Dr Chris Searle. Chris will explore the management principles that underpin the ‘working with nature rather than against it’ approach.

Grower Tool Kit: Orchard Floor Management - Flood plain land preparation (March 2021 MacGroup, Coastal NSW)

2021 | Searle C | Presentation

The AMS Grower Toolkit - a practical, step-by-step production guide based on macadamia ecophysiology – will be launched at the industry conference AusMac2021 in November. One of its most crucial chapters - Orchard Floor Management – will be unveiled by Dr Chris Searle. Chris will explore the management principles that underpin the ‘working with nature rather than against it’ approach.

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.

Grass selection and management key to orchard productivity

2019 | Roche M | Article

Matt Roche, Director of Australian Sports Turf Consultants, discusses the importance of grass cover in the orchard. He also describes how to introduce a new grass into the orchard and useful tools for managing grasses.

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)

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.

My life as a new grower (Robbie Commens)

2018 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Former AMS Industry Development Manager Robbie Commens shares the challenges he is facing in developing a macadamia enterprise on 200ha of cane flats and the solutions he is trying.

Getting the little things right pays off

2018 | Kojetin L, Currey A | Case Study

Jason and Fiona Klotz's orchard consistently achieves high saleable kernel results. This is the result of finetuning the orchard’s performance and getting the little things right, particularly nutrition, soil health and orchard floor management.

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