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Recently completed R&D projects
Read about some of the recently completed projects for the macadamia industry.
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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
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).
|Andrew Pearce||Macadamias Direct||QLD|
|Graeme Fleming||Graeme Fleming Family Trust||NSW|
|Kim Wilson||Eureka Macadamia Management||NSW|
|Chris Searle||Suncoast Gold Macadamias and Searle Consulting||QLD|
|Lindsay Bryen||LJ and EP Bryen||NSW|
|Trevor Steinhardt||Macadamias Australia||QLD|
|Steven Lee||Macadamia Processing Company||NSW|
|Andrew Starkey||Macs Network||NSW|
|Scott Allcott||Macadamia Farm Management||NSW/QLD|
|Stephen McLean||Macadamia Allsorts||NSW|
|Paul O’Hare||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||April 12, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2||July 26, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|3||September 9, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|4||January 31 and February 1, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: Australian Macadamia Society
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
|Macadamia||Brisbane, QLD||April 12, 2016|
|Macadamia||Brisbane, QLD||July 26, 2016|
|Macadamia||Brisbane, QLD||September 9, 2016|