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New Almond Grading Machine and Safety

Researchers, working at UniSA, have newly developed an automated technique for grading almonds quality and also detecting any types of toxic materials. In the previous years, the worth of Australia’s almond crop was valued at over $1 billion. Moreover, it is now expected to expend over $1.5 billion in the upcoming year. The Australian almond […]

2021-07-08

Revised Forecast of the Australian Macadamia Nuts

According to the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), the forecast for 2021 has been slightly revised. There has been a drop of 4.5 per cent for the macadamia nuts. Hence, from 50,770 the number has decreased to 48,500. This decrease is being solely credited to the chaotic weather conditions. Because of the severe climate fluctuations, there […]

2021-07-08

Almond Trees Recovering from Hail Damage

Almond trees can be extremely damaged and distorted after an unfortunate hail event. As a result, it is extremely crucial to analyze the level of destruction and quickly take steps to recover the damaged areas. Since the almond industry is a billion-dollar industry, precautions must be taken in order to minimize the amount of damage. […]

2021-07-05

Australian Researchers to Unravel Nut Industry

Researchers, located at the Australian Griffith University, are beginning to fuel the emerging Galip nut industry. In order to complete this task, they are providing marginalised women with a source of income. The only task they are being asked to complete is to plant a significant amount of trees. Australian Professor Helen Wallace from the […]

2021-06-30

Water Issues Affecting Almond Prices

California’s water situation is affecting many growers. Amongst those who are suffering the most are California’s almond growers. Around eighty per cent of the whole world’s almonds are supplied from California. The other countries that also produce and export these nuts are Australia and Spain. At the present moment, water scarcity has negatively affected the […]

2021-06-28

Walnuts Production and Growth (2020)

Overview There has been strong growth in the Australian walnut industry over the last decade, with projections for continued growth. The Australian Walnut Industry Association (AWIA) is the representative association for small and large walnut orchards, which presently cover approximately 3,000 ha of walnut plantings throughout Australia. They can can live for hundreds of years. […]

2021-06-24

Pistachios Growth in Australia (2020)

Overview Commercial pistachio growing commenced in Australia in the early 1980s following a successful breeding program by CSIRO. The new variety Sirora was released in 1982. It is suited to the climate and soils of the River Murray valley, where today most large orchards are located. Australian yields per hectare have improved 30% in the last 8 […]

2021-06-24

Pecans Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview The majority of pecan production in Australia is centred in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland. This type of nut is mostly sold domestically in its kernel form. However, there is a small export market for it as well. Statistics The supply per capita of both the in-shell and kernel pecans was recorded […]

2021-06-24

Hazelnuts Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Overview Hazelnuts are grown in the temperate areas of south-eastern Australia. The main production regions are the central tablelands of NSW around Orange and Narrandera, and northeast Victoria around Myrtleford. They are also grown in central and eastern Victoria and increasingly in northern Tasmania. These trees take around 15 years to become mature. Hence, the […]

2021-06-24

Macadamias Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

Overview Native to Australia, macadamia trees are only found naturally in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The Hawaiian macadamia industry was grown from one cultivar from Australia that was repeatedly cloned. Recently, new research into macadamias has revealed the world’s dominant commercial cultivar, which is grown in Hawaii, originated from a single tree […]

2021-06-24

Making the Most of the Short Chestnuts Season

In spite of an exotic plant disease destroying more than 5000 Victorian chestnut trees in 2010, according to farmer and nut processor Jane Casey, the quality of Australian chestnuts has never been better. Australia is a country that has a wide variety of nuts that are produced and then exported. Out of these nuts, chestnuts are […]

2021-06-23

Almond Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

With two months still pending in the official horticultural year, Calfornia almond shipments have created a new record in 2021. This is a Herculean feat because of the trade issues and Covid 19 complications that plagued the global markets throughout this year. According to reports, the California industry has exported over 219 million pounds of […]

2021-06-23

Australia and the Nut Industry: an Overview (2020)

Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Hence, the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that all individuals should include nuts in their everyday diet. Moreover, Australia is a country that focuses on its import and export of nuts. In fact, as of June 2020, approximately 230,225 tonnes of in-shell nuts were […]

2021-06-23

Almond Shipments Break Records in 2021

With two months still pending in the official horticultural year, Calfornia almond shipments have created a new record in 2021. This is a Herculean feat because of the trade issues and Covid 19 complications that plagued the global markets throughout this year. According to reports, the California industry has exported over 219 million pounds of […]

2021-06-17
Increasing Popularity of Almonds in Australia

Almond Insights in Australia (2014/15)

Overview It is interesting to note that Australia is the second-largest producer of almonds. These nuts are grown along the Murray Valley in South Australia. Moreover, this popular form of nut can also be found in Victoria and New South Wales. Also, the three major varieties that are grown in this nation are Nonpariel, Carmel […]

2020-09-02

Pecans Production in Australia (2019)

Overview The majority of pecan production in Australia is centred in northern New South Wales and south-eastern Queensland. This type of nut is mostly sold domestically in its kernel form. However, there is a small export market for it as well. Statistics The supply per capita of both the in-shell and kernel pecans was recorded […]

2020-08-13

Imports Carried out in Australia (2019)

According to the data collected, it seemed to be a bustling year when it comes to Australian imports. As of 2019, Australia has imported $2.87 billion worth of horticultural goods. If the imports are carefully sectioned, it can be concluded that processed fruits were imported the most. For instance, items like olives and olive oil, […]

2020-08-06

Dietary Consumption in Australia

According to recently published statistics, the domestic sale of almonds increased by almost 5% from 2019 to 2020. Almonds are extremely favourable when it comes to dietary concerns. This amounted to a total of 29,508 almonds being consumed by the nation. Moreover, this is a clear cut indication of the growth of domestic sales, which […]

2020-08-04

Almonds and the Environment

Efficient Water-Use It may be identified that the farmers of Australian almonds can be deemed as world leaders when it comes to the productive usage of water. The personnel operating the almond industry are one of the most environmentally aware individuals as compared to other sectors. Since water is a vital resource in the world […]

2020-08-03

ABA and its Role in the Almond Industry

Any established industry needs a group of members to regulate it so that it functions like a well-oiled machine. Hence, the almond industry also has a regulatory body identified as the Almond Board of Australia (ABA). This organization not only facilitates the development of the sector, but it also attempts to widen the profitability of […]

2020-08-03