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AMS News Bulletin Summer 2021

2021 | Kojetin L, Smit T, Searle C, Wilkie J, Topp B, Bignell G, Brinkhoff J, Hanan J, Price J, Alam M, Parfitt C, Toegel H, Robson A, Smit A, Camilleri W, Camilleri R, Griffin K, Harris R, Weinert M, Andreoli S, Johnson M | News Bulletin

Play your part in securing our future
Norm Greber Award winners help ensure future of macadamias – on farm and in the wild
The winners of the 2021 AMS Awards of Excellence have been announced
Macadamia harvester modifications improve safety and performance
Case Study 1: Intercropping for soil health and a cash crop
Case Study 2 & 3: Intercropping for soil health and generating mulch (depleted soils)
Why sunlight and regenerative agricultural practices are the key to this macadamia orchard
Weather data essential for orchard management
Mapping mistletoe aids management
Unravelling the mystery of the macadamia family tree
Macadamia ecophysiology enlightening management: Water Management part A
Reinventing chocolate macadamias with plant-forward flavours
Research shows macadamias are the gift worth giving this holiday season
Macadamias take centre stage at live ‘Chill Day’ event in Taiwan
Rejuvenation breathes new life into an old orchard
Field trials to improve orchard systems
Understanding macadamia tree and fruit growth through modelling
Growers have their say on new selections from the breeding program
Forecasting macadamia yield at block and farm level
Decortes Private Regional Variety Trial – Roundup

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2021

2021 | Kojetin L, Hill S, Bond D, Smit T, Currey A, Bright J, Jones K, Searle C, Akinsanmi F, McConachie I, Price J, Smit A, Elley S, Smit M, Fuss E, Jarvis C, Marshall D, Rogers R | News Bulletin

Australian industry proves resilient after challenging 12 months
Three years on shows the benefit of careful planning and flexibility
Harnessing technology creates new opportunities at Dungarubba
Floodplain macadamias: learning what works (and doesn't)
Developing macadamia on floodplain soils
Update on Clean Coastal Catchments
You can't put icing on a cake when there's no cake
Harvest efficiency a key to success for Red Rock Macadamias
Tree resilience is essential to high performing orchards
Cooperative approach essential to managing feral pigs
How a hobby turned into a full time business
Hard learnt lessons about feral pigs
Am I reading this right? Climate information and interpretation in a La Nina year
Macadamia ecophysiology enlightening management: Part 1
Innovative mulcher protects groundcover on steep slopes
The top 20 of 2020: the years' most inspiring macadamia products
Phytophthora disease control with phosphonates and holistic strategies in macadamia
Carbon sequestration by macadamias: a review of past research
Collection underway for the Wild Macadamia Arboretum

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2021

2021 | Evans L, Maginnity S, Kojetin L, Bond D, Smit T, Bright J, Jones K, Searle C, Akinsanmi F, Wilkie J, Huwer R, Maddox C, Trueman S, Smith M, Topp B, Llewellyn R, Bignell G, Burnett J, Price J, Alam M, Makim A, Howlett B, Read S, Cutting B, Elmouttie D, Smit A, Carr C, Govender A, Kamper W, Nichols J, Ogbourne S, Adkins M, Zakeel MCM, De Silva A, Hosseini S, Hawkes D, Peters T, Jochym M, Jesson L, Dorey J, Haase M | News Bulletin

New digital grant to improve microclimate monitoring and decision making
New industry marketing fund to strengthen the future
Positioning the macadamia for a prosperous future
Understanding the risk of crop loss to macadamia nut borer
IPM in macadamia: not one strategy but different options
The changing face of macadamia inter row management
New insights into the cause of AVG syndrome in macadamia
Turning a renovator’s delight into a productive macadamia orchard
Effective rodent baiting programs in macadamia orchards
Describing flowering and nut set stages for common ground
Cross-pollination vs self-pollination: effects on nut size and kernel recovery
Managing pollination: will bees go the distance?
Why are bees important?
The benefits of native bees for macadamia growers
Simple solutions for supplying water to bees
Countering cultural amnesia
Macadamia industry supports Reef certification program
Thriving on an abundance of diversity
Macadamia ecophysiology enlightening management Part 3
Making life easier on the farm
New KiTT technology to automate mowing
Macadamia Change Makers take centre stage in new campaign
Kernel quality – remaining cream of the crop
New macadamia rootstocks worth a crack
Rootstock trial established at Nambour

AMS News Bulletin Winter 2021

2021 | Kojetin L, Hill S, Smit T, Currey A, Bright J, Searle C, Burton D, Trueman S, Mulo S, Cox J, Wallace H, Slaughter G, Bignell G, Jenkins I, Price J, Shephard C, Smit A, Elley S, Woodward M, Gallart M, Paungfoo-Lonhienne C, Conway J, Wilson R, McKechnie J | News Bulletin

Ethical employment practices part of macadamia industry’s social responsibility
Demand improving in key markets amid continued growth in new product launches
Floods wreak havoc for NSW Mid North Coast macadamia growers
Many hands make light work: meet the service providers of a Bundaberg tech trial
A fertiliser and soil bacterium that increase the growth of macadamia seedlings
Know your responsibilities under Reef protection regulations
Reef ready at Rockhampton
Big toy for studying orchard water and input losses
Tree shaking benefits – more than a quicker harvest
Northern Rivers trial pays off
Bottom line benefits of tree shaking
Simple solutions for nut drying
Accreditation scheme delivers consistency and transparency
Understanding the ways of cockatoos
Laser system on trial
Multi-pronged approach works best
Tips and advice from Hogarth Range
Brice’s top tips
Options for soil erosion control in older, dark orchards
Macadamia ecophysiology enlightening management (part 2)
What food sources do stingless bees need when macadamia is not flowering?
New trade PR campaign promotes importance of Australian macadamia origin
Meiji launches high-cacao macadamia chocolate for increasingly health-conscious consumers
New data adds to nutrient knowledge
Mapping the growth of macadamia orchards
Benchmarking 2020 season wrap-up

AMS Update for QLD (March 2021 MacGroup video)

2021 | Burnett J | Video

Important industry updates from AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett and industry development manager Leoni Kojetin including: • Water security • Reef regulations in QLD • Clean Coastal Catchments in NSW • Crop protection changes (Agri-fos) • Maccelerate industry marketing fund

AMS Update for NSW (March 2021 MacGroup)

2021 | Kojetin L, Burnett J | Presentation

Important industry updates from AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett and industry development manager Leoni Kojetin including: • Water security • Reef regulations in QLD • Clean Coastal Catchments in NSW • Crop protection changes (Agri-fos) • Maccelerate industry marketing fund

AMS Update for QLD (March 2021 MacGroup)

2021 | Kojetin L, Burnett J | Presentation

Important industry updates from AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett and industry development manager Leoni Kojetin including: • Water security • Reef regulations in QLD • Clean Coastal Catchments in NSW • Crop protection changes (Agri-fos) • Maccelerate industry marketing fund

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

The importance of pollination: An overview
Are we too reliant on honey bees for our pollination services?
Bee foraging behaviour and pollen transport: What does it mean for pollination>
Deploying stingless bee hives: When is it the best time to place bees in your macadamia orchard?
A tough season for bees
Stingless bee hive care and management
Resilience of macadamia trees to diseases
To yield or not to yield?
New macadamia registration providing early IPM options
Canopy management at Knockrow Macadamias
Farming with an open mind and a willingness to try a different approach
Water use management: AusMac2020 preview
Tree shaker shortening the harvest season
SmartNuts yield monitoring
Are you ready for the new regulatory reality?
What impact will COVID-19 have on marketing macadamias?
The innovation superpowers of macadamias

AMS News Bulletin Summer 2020

2020 | Andersen D, Hibbert P, Kojetin L, Bond D, Johnstone B, Epplett N, Boote M, Maddox C, McConachie I, Hardner C, Mulo S, Topp B, Bignell G, Burnett J, Russell D, Price J, Zapp J, Alam M, Nock C, Robson A, Peace C, Irvine-Brown S, Vaughan J, Brinkhoff J | News Bulletin

Which variety is which?
Genetic variation in macadamia cultivars
Norm Greber: Pioneer of macadamia propagation
Short history of macadamia cultivars
Regional variety trials: testing the performance of new varieties since 1983
Breeding new varieties for a more profitable Australian industry
New Hidden Valley A-series variety release
Customised combination utility harvester solution for Gympie grower
From the soil to the sky: Queensland trial integrating new technologies
Garry and Andrea Sheppard (Ozmac) awarded AMS Grower of the Year 2020
The Blanco's mobile harvester takes out AMS Innovation Award
Jarrah Coates: Young Achiever of the Year
Welcome to Yolande Kliese, our new Research and Innovation Manager
New Sprinkler Stake provides a simple and effective solution
Trial of harvesting over on-ground driplines shows promise
Controlling fruitspotting bug damage in macadamias: Timing is everything
Estimating macadamia planting year and productive area in Australia
Financial benefits of under-tree netting system are clear
New Gen Z research reveals macadamias' relevance to the demands of younger consumers

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

Grower experiences of coping with the drought, including:
- Orchard floor management strategies
- Dealing with small nuts during harvest
- Canopy management adaptations during drought
- Water use and irrigation scheduling adaptations
- Investing in irrigation systems on dryland orchards
- Delivering crucial nutrients in dry times
- Pest and disease considerations in drought conditions
Assessing the nutrient status of your crop
On-farm post-harvest quality management
Investigating sources of Salmonella contamination of macadamias
Making healthy compost on the farm
Grower of the Year award winners, Gary and Julie Davis
How our macadamias are boosting the rum and gin business
Embracing the power of video to tell the macadamia story
Our top macadamia innovation discoveries of 2019
DNA paternity testing in the orchard
How much do top performing orchards spend to achieve high productivity?
Leptocoris in macadamia

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