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AMS Future Forum

2019 | Australian Macadamia Society | Research report/article

"The inaugural Macadamia Future Forum in 2017 brought together a wide cross-section of the Australian macadamia industry to discuss the major challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for our industry. This document captures the significant issues raised by Forum participants and summarises the actions and initiatives identified for further discussion and development. Some actions, such as the development of a Global Macadamia Council and the Innovation Initiative aimed at driving new product development are already underway. "

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)

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2019

2019 | Bond D, Currey A, Bright J, Boote M, Burnett J, Ziehlke L, Hofman H, Toegel H, Hunt T, Mackinlay S | News Bulletin

Harvest efficiency feature
Elevating food and life with macadamias: 2019 consumer campaign kicks off (Ziehlke)
The top 18 macadamia product innovations of 2018 (Ziehlke)
Comparison of early growth and yield from Beaumont and H2 rootstocks (Hoffman, Toegel)
Mistletoe: no cause for celebration in macadamias (Currey)
Macadamia Conservation Trust. Conservation Roundup (Bond)
Trade wars - and implications for Australian agriculture (Hunt)
China; crouching dragon or paper tiger? (Burnett)
Incorporating indoxacarb in IPM programs paying dividends for Northern Rivers growers (Bright)

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2018

2018 | Kojetin L, Bond D, Currey A, Boote M, Kaddatz B, Akinsanmi F, Broadley R, Ziehlke L, Patch J, Howlett B, Mhlanga D | News Bulletin

Integrated pest and disease management feature
Numbers in for Year 1 of CTH IPDM trial (Huwer, Maddox, Bright, Hickey)
Paternity testing in the orchard: who is fathering the nuts? (Langdon, Nock)
Advancing the timing of first commercial harvest using trunk girdling (Thorp, Smith)
Pioneer’s orchard reaps rewards of innovation (Boote)
Macadamias in Vietnam – a snapshot (Kaddatz)
New DAF macadamia varieties: where do I get them? (Broadley)
Artificial wetland the real deal in controlling run-off (Bertolo)

AMS News Bulletin Summer 2018

2018 | Mhlanga D, Kojetin L, Bond D, Currey A, Boote M, Kaddatz B, Akinsanmi F, MacDonald J, Ziehlke L, Elmouttie D, Chamberlain A, O'Brien B | News Bulletin

Technologies for the orchard feature
Indoxacarb - a new option for macadamia seed weevil management (Maddox, Huwer)
Macadamia high health nursery stock certification (MacDonald)
Pollen-parent affects nut size, kernel size and kernel recovery of macadamia (Herbert, Walton, Wallace)
Managing diseases in orchards: start clean, stay healthy and stay safe (Akinsanmi)
Integrated system key to rodent control in orchards (Elmouttie)
Storm wreaks havoc in south-east growing region (Boote)
10 years on, what is the Australian Macadamia Handlers Association and what does it do? (Lee)
Production potential or pipe dream? (Kaddatz)
Macadamia Conservation Trust: New Macadamia jansenii population found (Bond)

AMS News Bulletin Winter 2018

2018 | Erasmus J, Currey A, Bright J, Fleming G, Kaddatz B, Bell D, McConachie I, Broadley R, Ziehlke L, Zapp J, Kojetin L, Hill S, Bond D, Shofner R | News Bulletin

Improving productivity and efficiency feature
Sampling plant tissue for nutrient analysis (Hill)
Improving productivity through technology (Erasmus)
Tree planting: mechanical solution at hand (Currey)
Investment in irrigation pays off in production and quality (Kojetin)
Blockchain - what's in it for macadamia growers?
Getting to know macadamia lace bug first step to management (Shofner)
Macadamia innovation challenge and new bakery research boost marketing strategy (Ziehlke)
New varieties released
Dieback in NSW orchards (Bright)

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2018

2018 | Ziehlke L, Dorey K, Kaddatz B, Currey A, McConachie I, Boote M, Maddox C, Huwer R, Purdue I, Robertson D, Janetzki A | News Bulletin

• Harvesting feature
• Marketing feature (Ziehlke)
• Late insect damage not all down to FSB (Maddox;Huwer;Purdue;Robertson;Janetzki)
• National Tree Project: more than 28000 ha of macadamia orchards mapped (Shepherd)
• Super and your obligations (Austsafe Super)

AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2017

2017 | Ziehlke L, Commens R, Currey A, Epplett N, Klotz J, Bright J, Cox S, Boote M, Donaldson T, Yates L, O'Hare P, Mulo S, Jenkins I, Bignell G, Ryan D | News Bulletin

• Market Report (Ziehlke)
• Benchmarking. About the 2016 benchmarking groups (O’Hare;Mulo;Jenkins;Commens;Bright;Bignell)
• State of Origin Award (Currey;Epplett)
• Bundaberg region feature
• Harvesting efficiency feature
• Marketing feature (Ziehlke)
• Are we dropping the ball on nut borer protection? (Bright)

AMS News Bulletin Spring 2017

2017 | Ziehlke L, Commens R, Bright J, Wilkie J, Hofman H, Griffin J, Parfitt C, Toegel H, Makim A, Llewellyn R, Olesen T, Parks S, Akinsanmi F, O'Connor K | News Bulletin

• Integrated pest and disease management feature
• Monitoring, timing and coverage: get them right for effective IPDM (Commens) • Pollination roundup (Fuller;James)
• Unravelling macadamia floral reproductive biology: its implications for orchard management (Howlett;Cutting;Read;Pattemore)
• Early canopy development and yield in the macadamia planting systems trial (Wilkie;Hoffman;Griffin;Parfitt;Toegel)
• Trial tests value of inter-row insectaries for beneficials (Makim;Llewellyn)
• Early tree training: cut back on the secateurs (Olesen;Parks)
• Improving macadamia yield using component traits and genomics (O’Connor)

AMS News Bulletin Summer 2017

2017 | Singh L, Ziehlke L, Johnstone B, Bright J, Currey A, Odolinski S, Kaddatz B, Jasper C, Huwer R, Maddox C, Hickey M, Akinsanmi F, Geering A, Pandit P, Topp B, Drenth A, O'Hare P, Mulo S, Searle C, Olesen T, Parks S, Vimpany I, Bryen L, O'Connor K, Hardner C | News Bulletin

• Market report (Ziehlke)
• Integrated orchard management feature
• Orchard and soil health – advertorial feature
• IPM project – a busy year establishing research and case study sites (Huwer;Maddox;Hickey;Bright)
• Abnormal vertical growth syndrome in macadamia – how widespread, what causes it? (Akinsanmi;Geering;Pandit;Topp;Drenth;O’Hare;Mulo;Searle)
• Pruning to keep trees small and productive (Olesen;Parks)
• TNSC – an unfolding story (Vimpany)
• Genetic improvement – an important part of the future of the macadamia industry (O’Connor;O’Hare;Hardner)
• Propagating macadamias using the approach grafting of cuttings (Olesen;Parks)

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