According to the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), Australian macadamia growers have produced a crop of 51,500 tons in-shell in 2021. This represents a 10 per cent increase on the 2020 crop of 46,900 tons.
Severe weather in NSW growing regions earlier in the year resulted in crop loss in some parts of the state, so the industry had revised its original forecast down to 48,500 tons. However, AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett said despite the drop in the NSW crop, Queensland growers experienced a comparatively good season.
Preparation for the 2022 season is now well underway, and all regions have experienced excellent flowering and good levels of rain at the right time.
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