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Farm Biosecurity - Macadamia brochure

2018 | - | Fact Sheet

The best defence against pests and diseases is to implement sound biosecurity practices on your farm.

Beneficial insects and mites in Australia and New Zealand

2018 | Anon | Presentation

A poster with photos and names of beneficial insects and mites in Australia and New Zealand.

Macadamia Orchard Spraying - Jim Patch (2018 MacGroup)

2018 | Patch J | Presentation

Powerpoint presentation detailing spraying technology and how to get the best results

Managing rodents in Australian macadamia orchards (2018 MacGroup)

2018 | Elmouttie D | Presentation

Powerpoint presentation describing management of rodents in Australian macadamia orchards

Flower Blights in macadamia fact sheet

2018 | Akinsanmi F | Fact Sheet

Phytophthora in macadamia fact sheet

2018 | Akinsanmi F | Fact Sheet

Diseases caused by Phytophthora are common in macadamia, reduce orchard productivity and should be controlled.

Husk Spot in macadamia fact sheet

2018 | Akinsanmi F | Fact Sheet

Husk spot, caused by a fungal pathogen Pseudocercospora macadamiae, is a major disease of macadamia in Australia and should be controlled. The fungus may persist in diseased old husks (sticktights) for over 2 years. The spores are most effectively spread by rain-splash from diseased sticktights to green husks.

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.

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