MACADAMIA FARMING

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By the end of the course

  • Explain the characteristics of macadamia nut species in Kenya
  • State the contribution of macadamia farming to the Kenyan economy
  • Name the recommended zones for growing the different varieties of macadamia
  • Understand the planting process
  • Know how to manage an orchard
  • Explain the harvesting and post-harvesting handling of macadamia nuts

 

 

Course Content

OVERVIEW OF MACADAMIA FARMING
a) Overview of macadamia farming b) Origin and distribution c) Botany d) Characteristics of macadamia nut species in Kenya e) Contribution to the Kenyan economy • Uses f) Ecological and site requirements • Altitude • Temperature • Rainfall • Soils • Windbreak

  • OVERVIEW OF MACADAMIA FARMING
  • QUIZ

MACADAMIA PROPAGATION AND PLANTING
a) Macadamia varieties b) Recommended zones for growing different varieties of macadamia c) Macadamia nut propagation nursery • Nursery location and site • Nursery layout • Macadamia seed-nuts • Seeding methods and procedures d) Macadamia propagation • Macadamia nut seed germination • Watering • Media for transplanting macadamia seeds • Transplanting process e) Grafting • Grafting tools for macadamia nuts • Top wedge (cleft) grafting • Splice grafting • Side-wedge grafting • Care of grafted macadamia seedlings • Top working or bark grafting f) Planting g) Spacing h) Transplanting i)Care of transplanted seedling • Watering • Mulching • Weed control • Fertilizer • Preparing and pruning • Intercropping • Conservation agriculture i) Management of young orchards • Formative pruning • Removal of suckers • Fire breaks • Control of insect pests • Shading • Irrigation • Pollination requirements • Managing mature macadamia nut orchard • Pruning • Selective thinning

PESTS AND DISEASES IN MACADAMIA
a) Pest and disease management b) Pollination seeds of macadamia nut

HARVESTING AND POST HARVESTING OF MACADAMIA
a) Harvesting and post-harvest handling of macadamia nut b) Harvesting c) Post-harvest handling • Dehusking • Drying • Storage • Grading  Size grading  Quality grading d) Utilization of macadamia nut e) Value addition of macadamia nuts

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