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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

Recently completed R&D projects

Read about recently completed projects for the macadamia industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.

If you would like to order a Final Report, please note the project code and make your order using the Final Report order form.

Time of flowering and pollination relevant to orchard weather conditions in Northern NSW – a growers’ trial group

Project Code: MC12011

Status: Completed project

Look out for a project wrap-up in an upcoming edition of Hortlink

This project investigated the effect of weather events in the orchard on the success of pollination at time of flowering. It used grower-based trials to gather on-farm data in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales (Newrybar, Knockrow, Rosebank, Alstonville Plateau and Tregeagle).

Determining the extent and causes of abnormal vertical growth
Development and publication of the macadamia industry Integrated Orchard Management booklet

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the macadamia industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

Benchmarking the macadamia industry 2015-18

Project Code: MC15005

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 2

This project supplies on-farm benchmarking information for the macadamia industry. By collecting planting, production, quality and other data and analysing trends across the industry, its ultimate goal is to allow informed decision-making and help facilitate improved farm productivity and profitability for macadamia growers and other stakeholders.

Review of macadamia orchard nutrition
National macadamia grower communication program
Australian macadamia industry innovation and adoption program
Disease management in macadamia industry
Biology, species and genetic diversity of macadamia lace bugs
Macadamia second generation breeding and conservation
Macadamia crop forecasting 2015-18
Macadamia regional variety trials – series 3, phase 2
Biological husk spot research
Integrated pest management program (various projects)
Macadamia harvest improvement review
Macadamia industry minor use program
Macadamia gross value of production (GVP) analysis
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page of Hortlink 2017, edition 2.

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Macadamia Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Macadamia SIP at a glance

Macadamia SIP

The Macadamia Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the macadamia industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.

The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving macadamia growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's Macadamia Relationship Manager, Corrine Jasper, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by email.

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD April 12, 2016
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD July 26, 2016
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD September 7 and 8, 2016
Macadamia Bundaberg, QLD October 5 and 6, 2016
Macadamia Caloundra, QLD October 18 and 19, 2016
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD January 31, 2017
Macadamia Bundaberg, QLD August 3, 2017

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the macadamia industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to 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

Read articles on macadamia industry projects


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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