2020 | Penter M | Presentation
South African expert Mark Penter has completed extensive research on South African orchards during challenging climatic seasons and led numerous research trials to improve on-farm practices which directly impact kernel quality and post-harvest efficiency.
2015 | Jones K | Research report/article
A commercially viable, cost-ffective, rapid test has been developed that allows the macadamia industry to assess the shelf-life and quality of raw and roasted macadamia kernel.
2011 | Jones K | Research report/article
This report provides outcomes from the Macadamia Shelf Life: Proof of Concept project to the funding body and stakeholders. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the efficacy of using NIR and/or E nose technology to predict the potential shelf life of macadamias. The project has demonstrated that a practical, rapid and cost-effective test can be developed which will distinguish between batches of raw kernel, with long or short shelf-life. The report also details the pros and cons of different technologies and provides an action plan for development of an industry standard test.
2010 | McConchie C | Research report/article
Final report on research project to understand factors affecting kernel quality and shelf life.
2008 | Embry J, Evans B, McConchie C, Macpherson K, Yang A | Presentation
Addressing quality in the avocado supply chain; Results from the German retail sampling project; Optimising kernel processing for shelf life;.
2006 | McConchie C, Albertson P | Research report/article
Final Report Research Project MC01008. The current project has provided tools for processors to predict the roasting response of raw kernel prior to roasting.
2005 | Jones K, Albertson P, Olesen T, Whalan K, Muldoon S, Robertson D, Meyer R, Huett D, Whyte J | Presentation
Includes returns from your levy investment or money in the bank; after roast darkening (ARD) in macadamia - proposed physiological/biochemical pathways and industry implications; flush and flower development in macadamia; improving light distribution in macadamia canopies; and what's happening in South Africa.
2004 | Simpson J | Presentation
Recommended standards for sampling and nut-in-shell evaluation; Kernel disorders ranked in severity.
2004 | Kaiser C | Research report/article
A literature review to understand the causes and physiology of the browning reactions in 2003 and subsequent funded research in 2004 in an effort to reduce or eliminate the browning.
2003 | Guthrie J, Greensill C, Bowden R, Walsh K | Research report/article
Kernels were assessed on the basis of oil and water content, and with respect to the defect categories of insect damage, rancidity, discoloration, mould growth, germination and decomposition.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.