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Recently completed and current projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about some of the recently completed projects for the macadamia industry.
If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make you order using the Final Report order form.

Current R&D projects

Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the macadamia industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Determining the extent and causes of abnormal vertical growth

Project Code: MC15011

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

This project draws together a team of experienced plant scientists and a network of industry agronomists to update and consolidate research information on the threat of abnormal vertical growth (AVG) in the macadamia industry.

Benchmarking the macadamia industry 2015-18
Review of macadamia orchard nutrition
National macadamia grower communication program
Australian macadamia industry innovation and adoption program
Disease management in macadamia industry
Time of flowering and pollination relevant to orchard weather conditions in Northern NSW – a growers’ trial group
Biology, species and genetic diversity of macadamia lace bugs
Macadamia second generation breeding and conservation
Other R&D projects of note

Current marketing activity

Information on current marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page at Hortlink Spring.

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Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the macadamia industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 0439 433 885
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Graeme Yardy
Marketing Manager Lead

T 02 8295 2353
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Industry representative body: Australian Macadamia Society

113 Dawson Street
Lismore, NSW 2480
T 02 6622 4933
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the macadamia industry is in progress

Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.

See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the macadamia SIP. For attending SIP events, register your interest.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD April 12, 2016
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD July 26, 2016
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD September 9, 2016