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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 benchmarking report 2009-2018

2019 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Unlocking the secrets to high orchard productivity - the Small Tree High Productivity Initiative

2017 | Queensland Agriculture | Video

The Small Tree High Productivity Initiative involves a team of 35 scientists, working towards transforming the efficiency and productivity of avocado, macadamia and mango orchards.

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