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AMS News Bulletin Winter 2020

2020 | Andersen D, Kojetin L, Bond D, Fleming G, Epplett N, Akinsanmi F, Maddox C, Trueman S, Wallace H, Burnett J, Ziehlke L, Fuller C, Halcroft M, Hall M, Allison C, Maginnity S, Hibbert P, Koch N, Deane K, Moosberger P | News Bulletin

This edition includes a special pollination feature with some stunning images. There are articles from researchers on the importance of pollination, the potential impacts of Varroa mite on the industry, bee foraging behaviour, and results of preliminary research on when best to deploy hives in your orchard. For growers with bee hives, Steve Maginnity shares some practical tips on caring for your hives, and Chris Fuller explains what a tough season it’s been for bees.

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2020

2020 | Andersen D, Kojetin L, Bond D, Smit T, Bright J, Epplett N, Jones K, Mulo S, Bignell G, Burnett J, Ziehlke L, Nock C, Porter G, Smith J, Langdon K, Shephard C | News Bulletin

Drought, fire, floods – we’ve had them all! The drenching summer rains have been very welcome and it seems like the drought has finally broken. But it’s inevitable that we will experience another drought and the series of articles on drought strategies provide great practical advice on making your orchard more resilient. There are tips on orchard floor management, canopy management, water use and irrigation. In the lead up to what is likely to be a variable crop, we also provide some ideas on how to deal with small nuts during this harvest season.

Australian Tree Crop Rapid Response Map Update (Feb/March 2020 MacGroup)

2020 | Shephard C | Presentation

Phase 1 of the Tree Crop Mapping project began in 2017 and is now complete - but what does Phase 2 involve?

The Australian Macadamia Industry Strategic Blueprint 2030 (draft)

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Research report/article

This Strategic Blueprint has been prepared by members of the Australian macadamia industry, to summarise the key characteristics they envisage the Australian macadamia industry will display in the year 2030.

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2019

2019 | Andersen D, Thomas A, Kojetin L, Bright J, Akinsanmi F, Huwer R, Maddox C, Trueman S, Wallace H, Ziehlke L, Russell D, Fuller C, Purdue I, Robertson D, Janetzki A, O'Connor K, Prassannath K, Whitten M, Vallis S, Kamper W, Nichols J, Hosseini Bai S, Ogbourne S | News Bulletin

Managing macadamia seed weevil
Boring beetles: Depends how you look at it!
Tropical nut borer: An exotic pest of macadamias
Assessing fruitspotting bug damage
Flower blight complex
Husk spot control and managing fungicide resistance
Pig exclusion fencing becoming a necessity
using drop sheets to monitor insect pests
Time to think about crop protection for up-coming season
Record keeping requirements
Tank mixing agricultural chemicals
Anemometers, wind meters and weather stations
The taste of innovation: Why flavour expert says we can do more with macadamias
Clean coastal catchment project EOI wraps up
Single Touch Payroll: Are you compliant?
Australian collaboration wins international irrigation award
The latest results are in: Whole-tree yields can be increased with better cross-pollination
DNA-informed technologies for rapid selection of new varieties
Evaluating macadamia varieties: How do growers decide what to plant?
Industry news - Michael Waring: First Australian INC Chairman

AMS News Bulletin Winter 2019

2019 | Roche M, Kojetin L, Erasmus J, Bell D, Trueman S, Ziehlke L, Zapp J, King K, Andersen D, Thomas A | News Bulletin

Benchmarking: Findings from the 2018 season
Grass selection and management key to orchard productivity (Matt Roche)
Good growing media: Giving your plants the best start in life (Keiran King)
Watering newly planted trees critical to long-term productivity (Donella Andersen)
Farm Tracker: Identifying and tracking crop losses (Aimee Thomas)
Environmental monitoring to improve orchard management (Leoni Kojetin)
Work health and safety: Everybody’s business
Weather stations: A sound business investment (Donella Andersen)
The results are in: Most nuts come from cross-pollination (Stephen Trueman et al.)
Mistletoe and macadamias
Update on Hidden Valley Plantations’ A-Series varieties (David Bell)
First MacGroup in Yamba responds to significant new plantings
South Africa tour looks at low-flow drip irrigation (Jamie Zapp)
Tree specifications for new nursery tree standard
Profile: Bruce and Liz Green (Donella Andersen)
New research: Macadamias’ natural fit with ice cream leaves consumers wanting more (Lynne Ziehlke)
Creative minds impress with top product concepts at Macadamia Innovation Challenge 2 (Lynne Ziehlke)
Frost protection for macadamias (Janus Erasmus)
Fans to reduce impacts of frost this winter (Donella Andersen)

2019 AMS Future Forum: Marketing macadamias through to 2030

2019 | Ziehlke L | Presentation

A copy of the presentation discussing the market related challenges and opportunities given at the Future Forum.

2019 AMS Future Forum: A report on the outcomes from group discussions

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Research report/article

The second Future Forum was held in conjunction with the AMS AGM at the Novotel at Brisbane Airport on 13 November 2019. Over 40 industry participants attended, representing the AMS board, the AMHA, the Marketing Committee, the Hort Innovation Investment Advisory Panel and growers from all major regions.

2019 AMS Future Forum: Future proofing macadamia production

2019 | Kojetin L | Presentation

A copy of the presentation discussing the production related challenges and opportunities given at the Future Forum.

AMS News Bulletin Summer 2019

2019 | Toft B, Kojetin L, Bond D, Smit T, Howard B, Mulo S, Bignell G, Coates A, Burnett J, Norris R, Ziehlke L, Toegel H, King K, Manson D, Stonehouse G, Home B | News Bulletin

With a dry spring behind us and a hot dry summer forecast, the AMS Tree Water Management courses were timely events. Dr Dan Manson, Tree Physiologist, and Theunis Smit, Horticulturist, led the intensive two-day workshops and both have contributed articles for this edition of the Bulletin.

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