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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.

Macadamia gross value of production (GVP) analysis

Project Code:  MC16013

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

This short and now concluded project worked with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to review the calculation of GVP for the macadamia industry. Specifically, it looked at the potential to use business data from within the macadamia supply chain to replace traditional ABS survey data.

The work was instigated by the idea that survey coverage issues may be contributing to a potential underestimation of production. It involved a pilot study to see if data from nut processors could be drawn into the process as an alternate source of information to be used in GVP estimates – reducing the traditional survey burden on growers and maximising the use of data already collected.

While providing proof of concept, the pilot study has identified issues which will need to be navigated before such data substitution can be undertaken on an ongoing and systematic basis. Hort Innovation is currently working with the ABS and macadamia industry to establish the next steps for this area of research.

Time of flowering and pollination relevant to orchard weather conditions in Northern NSW – a growers’ trial group
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 4.

Macadamia integrated disease management

Project Code: MC16018

Status: New project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 4

Soon to be contracted by Hort Innovation in November, this new project will deliver a holistic integrated disease management program – which is compatible with integrated pest management – to increase productivity and profitability of macadamia growers and the Australian macadamia industry at large.

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
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
Innovative rootstocks for the Australian macadamia industry
Evaluation of a biocontrol for husk spot of macadamia
Contribution to the 2nd International Macadamia Research Symposium 2017
Macadamia second generation breeding and conservation
Enhanced National Bee Pest Surveillance Program

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.

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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

About

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

Contact

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

Contact
113 Dawson Street
Lismore, NSW 2480

www.australian-macadamias.org
T 02 6622 4933
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