COVID-19 is Not Stopping Our Macadamia Production

We are well and truly past the halfway point of the macadamia season for 2020 and it has been a busy year for many growers, to say the least.  

As most growers are into their fourth and fifth round of harvesting for the season quality is increasing and we are seeing Sound Kernel Recovery (SKR) up and despite the challenging conditions, most growers experienced over summer.

The latest crop update from the Australian Macadamia Society has the crop on track to reach the forecast 36,500 tonnes in-shell at 3.5 percent moisture (39,000 tonnes, 10pc moisture).

Harvesting conditions have been good for growers with periods of rain accompanied by long periods of sunshine and mild weather.

“After trying conditions in the off-season quality has never been as good as what it is this season which is very rewarding to the grower,” says our Grower Liaison, Garth Templeman.

Prices remain strong for growers and we continue to have demand for Nut in Shell and kernel from overseas and domestic markets.

There are also already great signs that 2021 will be a bumper season.

“We’re seeing flowers on the trees and the weather pattern this season has been exceptionally good for growing,” says Waliz Nuts Director, Paul Hudson. “We anticipate that next year will be a huge season for growers and quality will be high.”

We continue to respond and adapt to the health advice of local, state, and federal governments around the best health practices for businesses and staff around COVID-19. As a processor, we have been largely unaffected by the pandemic and it has been business as usual.

Our supply chains remain strong and we have been able to adapt to the challenges and continue to deliver our products to our customers around the world.

The trend of increased demand of Macadamia In Shell continues and we have begun fielding a lot more inquiries for kernel as we pass the halfway mark of the year and the season winds down.

These are all good signs for growers as the demand for premium Australian macadamias shows no signs of slowing down.

As always if any growers need help with anything please call either myself or Paul and we’ll be happy to assist.

Garth Templeman
Grower Liaison
Waliz Nuts PTY LTD