Macadamia integrated orchard management


Integrated orchard management (IOM) is a framework for maintaining high-productivity orchards and the recovery of orchards in decline.

This updated guide is a companion to the Macadamia integrated orchard management case studies (2016).

Successful orchard drainage systems create a synergy between the orchard layout and the landscape, ensuring that:

  • minimal soil movement occurs during rain
  • concentrated water flows are managed away from macadamia trees
  • blocks are protected from run-on water
  • good conditions for macadamia feeder roots are maintained
  • the orchard is suitable for traffic and harvesting.