First national macadamia nursery event held in Bundaberg
BUNDABERG will host the first ever national macadamia nursery event today at the Bundaberg Multiplex and Sports Centre.
It follows on from the outstanding success of the first macadamia production nursery events for commercial operators in Queensland last year.
The event was created in response to the growing demand for young macadamia trees and the need to develop an Australian macadamia industry tree stock standard.
At the workshop growers will receive the latest info and knowledge on the industry's newly drafted nursery standards, and an opportunity to provide input into the standards.
They will also learn about establishment essentials including site preparation, nursery stock selection, young tree preparation and management, premium potting medium selection and management, was well as industry trends and grower requirements.
The workshop will be predominantly consultative in nature with plenty of opportunity for delegates to provide input into the new nursery standards, as well as view tree samples, discuss ideas and ask questions in an open forum.
Approximately 40 local growers who are considering or about to establish a new orchard and/or rejuvenating older orchards (and replacing old trees with newer varieties) will be attending the workshop.