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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation
Presentation by AMS industry development manager Leoni Kojetin which includes an overview of the current Australian macadamia industry integrated pest & disease management (IPDM) research projects, as well as crop protection updates and new registrations.
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.
2019 | Australian Macadamia Society, Elmouttie D | Fact Sheet
Rats are a major issue for the macadamia industry, with up to 30% of the crop being lost in some years. As our knowledge of orchard systems and rat behaviour has improved, strategies for their management have changed. It is important that growers develop and follow a rodent management program.
2019 | Australian Macadamia Society, Akinsanmi F | Fact Sheet
Husk spot is a serious disease of macadamias that occurs in all growing regions and is caused by a fungal pathogen. This fact sheet describes an integrated management strategy based on the disease cycle and good orchard hygiene.
2019 | Bright J | Manual/guide
This 5th edition of the NSW Macadamia plant protection guide, produced by the NSW DPI, is AVAILABLE NOW and aims to provide commercial macadamia growers with up-to-date information on all aspects of protecting your orchard from pests and diseases.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.