The 2023 Australian macadamia crop is predicted to reach 60,000 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (64,400 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture), according to a climate-based forecast produced using scientific modelling developed by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.*
This is an increase from last year’s crop of 52,974 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (56,800 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture).
Australian Macadamia Society CEO Clare Hamilton-Bate says, “We are seeing some regional variation in the forecast, with the Bundaberg region continuing to increase as a large number of new plantings come into bearing whilst Northern Rivers production remains consistent with prior years, pre-flood.”
“However, it’s still very early days, and there is a degree of uncertainty about the 2023 crop, including the impact varied weather conditions during flowering may have on crop size in different regions,” said Ms Hamilton-Bate.
“It is also likely that the 2023 Australian macadamia harvest will be impacted by current economic pressures on growers and the wider industry.”
Diese modellbasierte Vorhersage ist eine frühe Schätzung und wird mit Beginn der Ernte in den kommenden Monaten weiter verfeinert werden.
A mid-season crop report will be provided in May/June 2023.
*Das Projekt "Macadamia Crop Forecasting" wurde von Hort Innovation mit Hilfe der Macadamia-Industrieabgabe und Mitteln der australischen Regierung finanziert.