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Tank mixing agricultural chemicals

2020 | Australian Macadamia Society, Kojetin L, Whitten M | Fact Sheet

When done correctly, mixing different chemicals in the same spray tank is a good way of reducing the number of spray operations needed and of saving costs. When done incorrectly, however, it can result in incompatibility issues leading to poor results or a big mess to clean out of your tank, filters, screens, nozzles and lines, or both.

Using ethepon in macadamias

2020 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

The number of macadamia growers using ethephon (e.g. Ethrel) is increasing as they discover its benefits in shortening the harvest season and enabling better orchard management. Those experienced in successfully using ethephon caution that attention must be paid to a range of important factors. This fact sheet explains how ethephon works and outlines the latest information on using ethephon, based on grower experience and research in Australia and South Africa.

Botryosphaeria Branch Dieback (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | Akinsanmi F | Presentation

Associate Professor Olufemi Akinsanmi discussed branch dieback and whether this was caused by Botryosphaeria or the recent droughts.

Pests prevalent in dry conditions (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | NSW DPI, Bright J, Huwer R, Maddox C | Presentation

How does the pest profile for macadamias change with consistently dry weather? Which pests are more prevalent in these long hot and dry seasons and how do we manage them?

Ethepon in drought affected orchards (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | Penter M | Presentation

South African expert Mark Penter discusses the current climate changes facing the macadamia industry and the implications for agriculture for more broadly.

Leptocoris in macadamia

2020 | NSW DPI, Bright J | Fact Sheet

Leptocoris species (commonly called soapberry bugs, family Rhopalidiae), are widely distributed throughout NSW and Queensland. They will leave their native host and attack cultivated plants such as macadamia.

Coverage, calibration, timing: Get them right for effective pest and disease management

2019 | Bright J, Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

The first step to achieving good pest and disease control is monitoring your orchard so you can identify pests and diseases when they first appear and decide on treatment options. It is important to understand the individual and collective significance of coverage, calibration and timing in implementing a successful pest and disease management strategy.

Managing macadamia seed weevil

2019 | Bright J, Australian Macadamia Society, Maddox C | Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the latest information on an integrated approach for controlling macadamia seed weevil, a serious pest of macadamia orchards.

Anemometers, wind meters and weather stations

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

The AMS recommends that all growers have a functioning anemometer that can measure wind speed and direction, store data over time and download the logged data to your smartphone or laptop or automatically upload online, allowing you to check live the current conditions. This fact sheet outlines some of the varieties available on the market.

IPM Program Update- NSW DPI (June 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | NSW DPI | Presentation

Presentation by NSW DPI entomologists Ruth Huwer and Craig Maddox that provides an update on the current NSW DPI integrated pest management (IPM) research and a summary of pest trends and monitoring outcomes for the current season.

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