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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.

Review of macadamia orchard nutrition

Project Code: MC15012

Status: Completed project

Read more in Hortlink 2017, edition 3

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

A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the macadamia page of Hortlink 2018, 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
Macadamia Brisbane, QLD February 5 and 6, 2018

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

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Contacts at Hort Innovation

Corrine Jasper
Relationship Manager

T 0439 433 885
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Elisa King
Marketing Manager

T 0403 378 888
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Industry representative body: Australian Macadamia Society

113 Dawson Street
Lismore, NSW 2480
T 02 6622 4933
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