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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 the next 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).
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 1.
Determining the extent and causes of abnormal vertical growth
Project Code: MC15011
Status: Ongoing project
This project has drawn 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.
It has been looking at the current impact of AVG and potential causes of the disorder – including the role of biotic agents in its development and spread – and will provide recommendations for future research required for management, predictors and diagnostics.
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)
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page of Hortlink 2017, edition 1.
Order a Final Report
Strategic Investment Planning process for the macadamia industry is almost complete
If you would like to submit comments, please view the draft and then use the comment form. Please note, impact assessment is continuing to be developed and will be made available in the final SIP.
If you'd rather speak to a real person, you can call Corrine Jasper, macadamia Relationship Manager at Hort Innovation on 0439 433 885.
Thank you to all the growers who have contributed their time and their ideas so far. If you haven't had a chance to get involved yet, then now's the time!
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 on the macadamia SIP.
Completed consultation workshops
|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|
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).
|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|