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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.

Australian Macadamia Industry Health Check - Leoni Kojetin (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation

Presentation by Australian macadamia industry development manager Leoni Kojetin that summarises the current state of the Australian macadamia industry. Includes information on production by region, number of growers, farm gate and retail value, productivity, benchmarking results, sustainable practices, IPDM, crop protection updates, technology and precision farming, environmental monitoring, grower innovation and food & farm safety.

Bundaberg grower trials in-cab GPS to collect yield data, improve efficiency and save time

2017 | Shofner R | Case Study

Today we live in a world where data is being generated at an exponential rate. While there are significant privacy concerns about the use of this data by government, as well as by social media corporations and the many companies whose business model is to monetise information, it’s not all bad news.

Developing a long-term orchard plan

2017 | Singh L | Case Study

Rowan Liebmann and his wife Miranda discuss their approach to financial planning and IOM.

Case Study Joof Alberts “Flatmac” Empirevale

2017 | Alberts J | Presentation

Powerrpoint presentation of farming at Empire Vale NSW

Interim industry benchmark report 2009-2017

2017 | QDAF | Research report/article

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.

Industry benchmarking report 2009-2017

2017 | QDAF | Research report/article

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.

Floodplain macadamia production An introduction

2016 | Bright J | Presentation

An over view of where macadamias are grown

Growing Macadamias on the Coastal Floodplain

2016 | Dorey K | Presentation

A case study of the Dorey's farming system on the flood plains in Northern Rivers NSW.

MC10003 Improving on-farm productivity and sustainability of the Australian macadamia industry

2016 | Commens R | Research report/article

The adoption of research and development outcomes by growers and the wider industry. This project was designed to specifically address this need in the macadamia industry. It drove practice change with an increased level of levy payer engagement with the extension (R&D) program and the introduction of innovation into the macadamia industry's extension program.

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