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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.
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Review of macadamia orchard nutrition
Project Code: MC15012
Status: Completed project
This project had a focus on improving the quality of soil and plant-nutrition advice for the industry, through the education of macadamia industry consultants and advisors. It involved the investigation of current literature on and approaches to soil health and macadamia nutrition, and the development of guidelines and protocols involving soil sampling, soil analysis, and nutrition timing, amounts and frequency.
Disease management in macadamia industry
Macadamia gross value of production (GVP) analysis
Biological husk spot 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 2018, edition 1.
Macadamia integrated disease management
Project Code: MC16018
Status: Ongoing project
This project is tasked with delivering 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
National macadamia grower communication program
Australian macadamia industry innovation and adoption program
Biology, species and genetic diversity of macadamia lace bugs
Macadamia crop forecasting 2015-18
Macadamia regional variety trials – series 3, phase 2
Integrated pest management program (various projects)
Macadamia harvest improvement review
Macadamia industry minor use 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
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
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Macadamia Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
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
|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).
|Andrew Pearce||Macadamias Direct||QLD|
|Graeme Fleming||Graeme Fleming Family Trust||NSW|
|Kim Wilson||Eureka Macadamia Management||NSW|
|Chris Searle||Stahmann Farms 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|
|5||August 3, 2017||Bundaberg, QLD||Download|