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Macadamias: crop estimates revised upwards again

December 14, 2020 at 12:02 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CANBERRA. The Australian Macadamia Society's latest crop estimates exceed the INC's recently released forecast, with crop damage from the severe drought lower than expected.

The driest year since weather records

In the INC's November report, estimates for the new Australian macadamia crop were 42,000 mt, which would have represented a 3.4% decline from last year. The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) currently comes up with more optimistic estimates. They expect a crop of 46,900 mt of macadamias in shell with a moisture content of 3.5%. AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett explains the significant increase by saying that the original forecast took into account the damage caused by the great drought of 2019, which has now turned out

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