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Developing an effective spray program

2017 | Anon | Case Study

The AMS contracted Jorg as a presenter for the July 2017 round of IPDM-focused MacGroups. The following article is an interview with Jorg and a summary of his presentation and its key message which is coverage is critical.

Timing the key with IPDM

2017 | Commens R | Case Study

Timing was “one of the most important aspects” of their IPDM program and meant the difference between a good crop and a great crop. Jason Klotz describes his approach to IPDM.

Spray coverage and calibration - case study 1

2017 | Anon | Case Study

Spray coverage and calibration was highlighted as a critical issue to improve pest control at the July 2014 round of MacGroups (Lindsay Rural proudly sponsored the QLD MacGroup meetings). These case studies have been put together as a joint collaboration between the AMS and Lindsay Rural to illustrate the improvements possible with the assistance of a trained professional. Lindsay Rural employ a dedicated spray technician (Adam Robinson) to assist growers on a fee for service basis. Lindsay Rural worked with this grower to document the process of improvement with the anticipation that this information would help other growers see the improved coverage results achieved, understand the ease of the process and encourage more growers to engage professional assistance to calibrate their machinery and improve coverage.

Spray coverage and calibration - case study 2

2017 | Anon | Case Study

Spray coverage and calibration was highlighted as a critical issue to improve pest control at the July 2014 round of MacGroups (Lindsay Rural proudly sponsored the QLD MacGroup meetings). These case studies have been put together as a joint collaboration between the AMS and Lindsay Rural to illustrate the improvements possible with the assistance of a trained professional. Lindsay Rural employ a dedicated spray technician (Adam Robinson) to assist growers on a fee for service basis. Lindsay Rural worked with this grower to document the process of improvement with the anticipation that this information would help other growers see the improved coverage results achieved, understand the ease of the process and encourage more growers to engage professional assistance to calibrate their machinery and improve coverage.

Fungi implicated in dry flower disease

2017 | Akinsanmi F | Fact Sheet

Research has shown that the incidence of a type of flower blight called ‘dry flower’ is increasing, affecting macadamia orchards in both New South Wales and Queensland, and that several cultivars are susceptible.

Lace Bug management risk assessment

2017 | Anon | Fact Sheet

Assess your orchard according to the risk assessment below (0 = NO, 1 = YES)

Lace Bug pest information and management options

2017 | Anon | Fact Sheet

Lace bugs are very small insects, approximately 3mm in size and difficult to see with the naked eye. (photo 1) • Consequently looking for symptoms is important to identify lace bug on your orchard. • Lace bugs damage the flower, look for a blackening at the bottom tip of the raceme (as illustrated in photo 2) • Lace bug can cause damage during all stages of flowering. Early monitoring is recommended.

Sigastus Weevil pest information and management options

2017 | Anon | Fact Sheet

Describes monitoring and control of sigastis weevil

Macadamia Plant Protection Guide 2016–17, NSW DPI Management Guide

2017 | Bright J | Manual/guide

This 3rd edition of the NSW Macadamia Plant Protection Guide provides up-to-date information on all aspects of protecting your orchard from pests and diseases. This edition is available through the NSW Department of Primary Industries website in a portable document format (pdf).

Integrated approach results in production of 6.75t/ha NIS on Tweed orchard

2016 | Anon | Case Study

David and Sharon Wardrop recently won the 2015 Macadamia Industry State of Origin award for large growers. In this article, David shares the key orchard management practices that contributed to their winning the State of Origin with production of 2.4 t/ha saleable kernel (more than 6.75 t/ha nut in shell).

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