Australian Macadamia Crop Predicted to Increase
The 2022 Australian macadamia crop is predicted to reach 54,930 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (58,900 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 51,500 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (55,200 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture).
Australian Macadamia Society CEO Jolyon Burnett says despite some regional weather variations leading into harvest, overall early indications for the 2022 crop are positive.
“The largest producing region of Bundaberg experienced excellent flowering and good falls of timely rain. Harvest is now underway in this region and nut size is looking good.