Macadamia Growers

Update: July 2018

 

Floral Development

  • Cold nights in June / July have slowed down photosynthesis and water usagE

 

  • Flower dormancy has been broken and elongation has started in some varieties

 

IRRIGATION

 

  • Tree water-use rates are currently trending at lowest for the year

 

  • Water-use rates are expected to increase soon with higher than average temperatures predicted for August

 

  • below are the temperature predictions for the next month according to the Bureau of Meteorology

 

PESTS AND DISEASE

 

  • Begin monitoring for caterpillar and blossom blight in your crops

 

  • Calibrate spray equipment and ensure adequate stocks of Prodigy and Cabrio for use at match head stage for husk spot are on hand.