Benchmarking the macadamia industry 2019-2021 (MC18002)
What’s it all about?
Building on Benchmarking the macadamia industry 2015-18 (MC15005), this investment continues the supply of on-farm benchmarking information for the macadamia industry. By collecting planting, production, quality and other data – and analysing trends across the industry and across seasons – its goal is to allow informed decision-making and to facilitate improved farm productivity and profitability for the industry.
The program supplies free and confidential individual benchmarking reports to participating farms, now including confidential ranking of seasonal farm performance to help individual businesses understand and measure the relative impact of limiting conditions such as weather, pests and diseases and agronomic conditions.
Meanwhile, general benchmarking reports are released for the whole of the industry. Regional benchmarking groups and productivity case studies are also used as ways to share the information and help growers in adopting profitable and sustainable practices.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Macadmia Fund