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Industry benchmarking report 2009-2019

2020 | QDAF | Research report/Update

Yield, quality and planting information has been collected annually from macadamia farms throughout Australia since 2009. These data are provided either directly by growers or by processors on their behalf. Cost of production data has also been collected annually since 2013.

Benchmarking: The impact of environmental conditions on productivity (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | NSW DPI, QDAF | Presentation

The Benchmarking team have compared weather station data with production data in each growing region to unveil the trends

Macadamia, the environment and orchard adaption (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | Kojetin L | Presentation

From drought and bushfires to floods and damaging hail storms the Australian 2019/2020 growing season has been one of extreme weather events. It is essential to understand the environmental impacts on the crop and build orchard resilience through the use of available mitigating practices and monitoring tools.

Industry Development Manager Update

2019 | Kojetin L | Article

An overview by the AMS industry development manager of the results of the 2019 harvest, which was characterised by a lower crop than was originally forecast and small nuts with lower TKR and kernel volume. The article discusses reasons for these results, including dry, hot weather early in the season affecting oil accumulation and tree stress.

Work health and safety: everyone's business

2019 | Anon | Article

An outline of the basics of the work health and safety framework and the key components of work health and safety. Emphasises that it is important for growers to have adequate WHS procedures.

Benchmark findings from the 2018 season

2019 | Bright J, Mulo S, Slaughter G, Bignell G, Jenkins I | Research report/Update

A summary of findings from the macadamia benchmarking project for the 2018 season.

Farm Tracker: identifying and tracking crop losses

2019 | Thomas A | Article

Aimee Thomas describes results of using the Farm Tracker system in the family orchards for three years to collect harvest information. The system is used to monitor nuts. Software assesses the performance of individual blocks and, with this information, management can be designed to cater for specific issues and differences in performance.

Industry benchmarking report 2009-2018

2019 | QDAF | Research report/Update

Yield, quality and planting information has been collected annually from macadamia farms throughout Australia since 2009. These data are provided either directly by growers or by processors on their behalf. Each season benchmarking participants receive a personalised report that confidentially compares their individual farm performance with the average performance of similar farms based on a range of criteria including region, locality, farm size, management structure, irrigation status and tree age. These reports also highlight individual and average farm performance trends over multiple seasons. Industry reports such as this one are produced to provide growers, consultants, investors and other stakeholders with a summary of emerging yield and quality trends across industry.

AMS Update - Leoni Kojetin (June 2019 MacGroup)

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.

Working holiday maker visa program

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

This fact sheet outlines the important changes to the rules for Working Holiday Maker (backpacker) visas and summarises the obligations employers need to fulfil if they are thinking of hiring a worker under the Working Holiday Maker program.

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