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2011 AMS research forum

30 April 2013

The annual Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) research forum brings together Australia’s best research scientists and industry minds to share information and updates on their latest research projects, as well as ideas, technology, breakthroughs and innovations with industry stakeholders. The fo... Read More

Congratulations Queensland

30 April 2013

Congratulations to Queensland, who have taken out the hotly contested State of Origin title for the second year in a row.

Despite NSW taking honours in the individual categories (Large and Small Grower of the Year), it was Queensland’s overall State of Origin score that saw them win the... Read More

$12,000 raised... $18,000 to go!

30 April 2013

The macadamia industry rallied its support behind the Macadamia Conservation Trust (MCT) at the recent annual conference, raising $12,000 via a special auction.

The generous donations provided a much-needed injection of funds for the MCT, which is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at co... Read More

Benchmarking report released

30 April 2013

A preliminary report has been released summarising the findings of the first round of on-farm benchmarking conducted as part of research and development project MC09001 ‘Improving farm productivity and competitiveness in the Australian macadamia industry’. The focus of this first round of on-... Read More

Permit for Methomyl to control banana fruit caterpillar in QLD approved

30 April 2013

The AMS has worked collaboratively with the APVMA and AgAware Consulting to gain a permit for Methomyl to control banana fruit caterpillar in macadamia orchards.

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Best practice guidelines for the application of chemicals in macadamia orchards

30 April 2013

The Australian Macadamia Society has recently published its draft best practice guidelines for the application of chemicals in macadamia orchards. The guidelines were prepared in consultation with growers, consultants and researchers involved in the Australian macadamia industry.

The Best... Read More

McHugh takes top award

30 April 2013

MPC’s Larry McHugh has been awarded the most prestigious honour in the Australian macadamia industry – the Norman R. Greber Memorial Trophy - for his outstanding contribution to the industry over the last 12 months.

Larry received the award at the recent 2011 Macadamia Industry Confer... Read More

2011 conference a success

30 April 2013

More than 200 representatives from the Australian macadamia industry descended on Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in November for the premier event on the industry calendar - the 2011 Macadamia Industry Conference.

This year’s event - themed ‘Open Mind, Open Doorway – making knowledge w... Read More

Levy on nut in shell

30 April 2013

Growers and industry participants should be aware that the statutory macadamia levy is payable on all first point of sale transactions of macadamias regardless of whether the product is sold as kernel or nut in shell. Levy is also payable by producers who process thei... Read More

AMS disappointed with review of NSW Livestock Health & Pest Authority (LHPA) model

30 April 2013

A report on the review of the NSW Livestock Health & Pest Authority (LHPA) model, commissioned by the Minister for Primary Industries, has now been released.

The AMS prepared a detailed submission for the review arguing that the LHPAs should be disbanded and their functions devolved ... Read More

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