2018 | Howlett B, Evans L | Presentation
Powerpoint presentation details the latest research on macadamia pollination
2018 | NSW DPI | Fact Sheet
Sugar shaking bees is a method used to detect external parasites, such as varroa mites, tropilaelaps mites and braula fly on European honey bees (Apis mellifera).
2018 | Australian Macadamia Society | Fact Sheet
During flowering growers are faced with managing both beneficial insects and pest insects. Beneficial insects are crucial for pollination and are a major asset for industry stakeholders (beekeepers). Flower pest insects, such as lace bug or flower caterpillar, can cause extreme yield losses (from 50-90% losses). These factors combine to create a challenging situation for macadamia growers to manage.
2018 | Howlett B, Goodwin M | Fact Sheet
Maximise your macadamia crop with better pollination. Many varieties of macadamias produce more nuts when cross pollinated with another variety.
2017 | Howlett B, Read S, Cutting B, Pattemore D, Cross S, Goodwin M | Presentation
Pollination can affect yields and nut quality • Determine the key pollinating species and their efficiency. • Floral biology • Suggestions to improve macadamia pollination
2009 | Somerville D | Fact Sheet
Varroa mites are the most serious pest of honey bees worldwide. This fact sheet summarises the Varroa mite life cycle, signs/symptoms, monitoring and how they spread.
2003 | Vithanage V, O'Connor K, Peace C, Meyers N, Forrester R, McConchie C | Research report/article
While confirming the earlier studies of the advantages of cross pollination, the recent study reveals that there are factors other than pollen compatibility alone that will determine an increased yield. Flowering patterns and the bee behaviour are currently under investigation as they may play a prominent role in ensuring effective pollen flow.
2002 | van Niekerk K | Research report/article
The mechanics of pollination and the role of honey bees and other insects in the pollination of macadamias.
2002 | Vithanage V, Meyers N, McConchie C | Research report/article
Final Report research Report MC098027
1997 | Gallagher E | Research report/article
Nut samples from 344 up to 11 rows from 246 were assessed for quality. Results show a decline in quality as distance from pollinator row increases.
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