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AMS News Bulletin Autumn 2022

2022 | Smith A, Kojetin L, Bond D, Smit T, Searle C, Akinsanmi F, Griffin K, Cox J, Drenth A, Fuller C, Jenkins I, Price J, King K, Khan J, Maley G, Orford R | News Bulletin

A new AMS structure: how you will benefit
Why contributing to the Voluntary Marketing Fund is in your interest
Moving into success
Australian industry remains resilient in the face of challenging market conditions
Standards for high quality nursery stock
Diseases in macadamia nurseries
Air-filled porosity: what is it and why is it so important when producing a quality nursery tree?
Nursery grows with industry
Nursery Stock Specification part of best practice at MacQ
Preventive sweeper harvester maintenance – have you done yours?
The logistics of transporting macadamias
Growers and agencies work on coordinated approach to reducing pollution in Richmond River
Quality comes from culture
Working safely with wood chippers
MCT: Macadamia relatives
Macadamia ecophysiology enlightening management: Water management part B
Dealing with tree damage in the orchard
Horticultural oils in macadamia crop protection
Top 21 of 2021: The macadamia products that made their mark last year
New digital tool for growers to report severe weather damage
Stay alert – be on the lookout for macadamia seed weevil
Maintaining productivity at ‘Twisted M’ farm

Evolving the AMS (Dec 2021 MacGroup)

2021 | Burnett J | Presentation

Nothing is certain except death and taxes and the environment in which the AMS operates is constantly changing. The AMS must respond to these changes and hopefully help position members for a prosperous future. In this presentation, AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett discusses the proposed changes to the AMS.

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 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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