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Industry benchmarking report 2009 - 2021

2022 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Productivity case study, Merraldan Farm (Harvesting and post harvest handling)

2013 | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Video

In this video Rick Paine and Bill Johnstone provide more detail about their canopy and orchard floor management systems.

Productivity case study, Plantation Lorna

2013 | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Video

Plantation Lorna's Ken Dorey shares the key management strategies his family have adopted that have made their orchard one Australia's top producing macadamia farms. Ken also discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with growing macadamias on a coastal flood plain.

Productivity case study, Merraldan Farm (Overview)

2013 | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Video

In this overview Rick Paine and Bill Johnstone provide an overview of the management systems they use that make the Merraldan farm successful.

Productivity case study, Merraldan Farm (Canopy and orchard floor management)

2013 | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Video

In this video Rick Paine and Bill Johnstone provide more detail about their canopy and orchard floor management systems.

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