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My life as a grower (Robbie Commens)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Video

Former AMS Industry Development Manager Robbie Commens shares the challenges he is facing in developing a macadamia enterprise on 200ha of cane flats and the solutions he is trying.

New nursery tree standards

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

A research project to develop a macadamia industry tree stock standard has identified 11 key characteristics to look for when buying tree stock. These include that trees are true to type, are of uniform size, have straight stems and are free of shoots and suckers below the graft.

MCT1: new elite macadamia variety

2019 | Bond D | Fact Sheet

MCT1 is a high-yielding Macadamia integrifolia variety consistently producing 42 to 50% kernel recovery. It was selected from a seedling progeny trial planted in 1982 and has been evaluated over the past 25 years. It is protected under the Plant Breeder Rights Act as MCT1 and is only available from licensed nurseries.

Floodplain orchard development

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarises the experiences of a group of growers who have established macadamia orchards on coastal floorplains. It outlines key tips and factors to consider before and after land purchase.

Draft nursery tree standards (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | AMS | Presentation

The Nursery Garden Industry Australia, through Hort Innovation, is developing a macadamia nursery production standard, the aim of which is to improve orchard productivity through improvements in nursery tree stock physiology and health.

Tree standards and why we need them (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | Searle C | Presentation

Poor nursery trees can have a long-term impact on orchard profitability and viability. Chris Searle from MacAvo Consulting explains why tree standards are necessary for the Australian macadamia industry, drawing on the South African experience, and providing lots of practical examples.

Growing media and compost (Mar 2019 Macadamia nursery workshop)

2019 | King K | Presentation

Presentation by Kieran King (Rocky Point) which outlines the physical, biological and chemical properties of growing media.

Four New Macadamia Industry Varieties: G, J, P and R - Roger Broadley (Feb 2019 MacGroup)

2019 | Broadley R | Presentation

Presentation by Roger Broadley containing an update and information on the four new macadamia varieties (G, J, P and R) available now to Australian macadamia growers.

COMPARISON OF PERFORMANCE OF FOUR NEWLY RELEASED MACADAMIA INDUSTRY VARIETIES – G, J, P and R

2018 | - | Research report/article

Prepared by the Queensland Strawberry Growers’ Association (QSGA), Master Licensee for new macadamia varieties...

Riverbend orchard (Bundaberg) harvests 2-year-old crop

2017 | Commens R | Case Study

George and Gerda Hobi discuss establishing their macadamia orchard at Bundaberg.

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