Media Release Archive

Local macadamia growers contribute to Australia’s No1 position


In 2017, Australia will again be the world’s largest macadamia producer, growers are forecast to produce another strong crop and Bundaberg is officially Australia’s largest producer of macadamia nuts.

Needless to say, Bundaberg macadamia growers have much to celebrate, ... Read More

Local macadamia growers enjoy speed dating with national media

The Australian macadamia industry hosted a national media famil in the Northern Rivers last week, with local Ballina growers hosting farm tours and participating in the ‘speed date a grower’ session with journalists.

Knockrow’s Rex Harris and his sons Karl and Daniel hosted a farm t... Read More

2017 Australian macadamia crop revised down to 47,000 tonnes in-shell


Media Release3 August, 2017

Severe weather has impacted the 2017 Australian macadamia crop, with the crop forecast now revised to 47,000 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture (44,000 tonnes @3.5% moisture).

Rain and flooding from Cyclone Debbie in March and record rainfall... Read More

Pollination technique could significantly boost macadamia yield, research shows

July 4, 2017

Improving macadamia tree yields by more than 50 per cent could be achieved by alternating varieties in rows and increasing pollinators, new research suggests.

For the study – funded by Hort Innovation and Plant & Food Research and the Australian Macadamia Societ... Read More

Australian macadamia industry plans to remain world leader


6 June 2017

Macadamia industry experts from all major macadamia growing regions – Bundaberg, Gympie, Glass House Mountains, Northern Rivers and the NSW Mid North Coast – will gather in Brisbane this week to hear from global macadamia expert Alwyn Du Preez and a h... Read More

Continued steady growth for Australian macadamia crop


March 1, 2017

The 2017 Australian macadamia crop is forecast to reach 54,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture (50,500 tonnes at 3.5% moisture) - representing a fourth consecutive year of steady growth for the industry - announced the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS)... Read More

Australian macadamia growers produce record crop


Media Release7 December, 2016

Australian macadamia growers have produced a record crop for the second consecutive year – 52,000 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture (48,600 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture) - announced the peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society to... Read More

Yarrahapinni macadamia orchard takes out Large Grower of the Year crown at national industry awards


Media Release6 December, 2016

A Yarrahapinni macadamia orchard (‘Arapala’ – part of the Dymocks Farming group) and its farm manager Chris Cook has risen to the ‘top of the crop’ to be crowned ‘Large Grower of the Year’ by the industry’s peak industry body, t... Read More

Clarence Valley macadamia grower takes out Small Grower of the Year crown at national industry awards

Media Release28 November, 2016

Clarence Valley macadamia grower Phil Primrose has risen to the ‘top of the crop’ to be crowned ‘Small Grower of the Year’ by the industry’s peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS).

The Large and Small Grower of the Year ... Read More

Scientific researchers and industry experts to give local macadamia growers the harvest ‘edge’


Media Release5 December 2016

A record number of local macadamia growers (around 225) will attend this week’s industry MacGroup events on the mid north coast and Northern Rivers.

The focus of the MacGroups will be on harvesting, with new research presented and indu... Read More

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