Considerations for developing and managing macadamia on floodplain soils


Establishing crops on floodplains requires different considerations from other locations. Apart from the risk of flooding, other factors such as soil acidity and drainage constraints need to be considered and addressed to ensure long-term success for your macadamia trees and to prevent environmental damage.

It should be noted that recommendations within this Primefact are based on practices that are currently being used successfully and is meant as a guide only. This Primefact aims to seed these considerations into your mind prior to purchase of a farm.

The topics in this Primefact include:

  • Acid sulfate soils
  • Development consent
  • Australian height datum
  • Liming
  • Mounding
  • Using your ‘leftover’ land
  • Drainage management
  • Frost
  • Shallow soil


Primefact 1656 Second Edition

Published: Aug 2020