SEPTEMBER - Curtains of white, creamy Macadamia flowers are out all over our trees right now. The scent of macadamia flowers is strong in the air, and if the dry weather holds we should have a good amount of nut set for next year.
Spreading the compost throughout the root-zone of the trees improves the health or the soil and the health of our trees. We look after our soils and the trees provide us with the best quality and flavour macadamia nuts. We use large tyres and small machinery to minimise soil compaction in the orchard.
The parasitised eggs are glued to the back of a card. These then hatch into the little wasps (Anastatus sp.), which then go and find Fruit Spotting Bug eggs to lay their eggs in - so we get less damage to our Macadamia Nuts.
We are trialling a little wasp called Anastatus which lays its eggs in the eggs of the Fruit Spotting Bug - which damages and destroys many of our Macadamia Nuts. We are able to buy these wasps as a little grub inside a Silk Worm egg. These are glued to the back of a card, which we put out around our orchards to help bring down the number of Spotting Bugs and hopefully have less damage to our macadamia nuts.