Oct 15, 2021
“Macadamia intercropping into an inefficient adult coffee plantation is economically advantageous” with Rogério Soratto.
Macadamia nuts are a lucrative crop for Brazilian farmers, but long wait times from planting to production can cause financial strain when first planting them. This episode, Rogério Soratto discusses his work researching intercropping coffee and macadamia nuts, which can help ease financial stress and lead to higher economic efficiency for both crops.
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“Arabica coffee–macadamia intercropping: Yield and profitability with mechanized coffee harvesting” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20016
“Irrigation and Intercropping with Macadamia Increase Initial Arabica Coffee Yield and Profitability” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj14.0246
“Arabica Coffee–Macadamia Intercropping: A Suitable Macadamia Cultivar to Allow Mechanization Practices and Maximize Profitability” Agronomy Journal article: https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2016.01.0024
“Higher yield and economic benefits are achieved in the macadamia crop by irrigation and intercropping with coffee” Scientia Horticulturae article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423815000175
Department of Crop Science, São Paulo State University: https://www.fca.unesp.br/#!/international/eng/departments/production-and-plant-breeding/
São Paulo Agency of Agribusiness Technology: http://www.aptaregional.sp.gov.br/acesse-os-artigos-pesquisa-e-tecnologia/edicao-2013/julho-dezembro-1/1470-cultivo-consorciado-de-cafe-e-macadamia/file.html
Global Rural Talk on Coffee-Macadamia Intercropping (in Portugese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0A7aqdh08c
University of Hawaii: https://www.hawaii.edu/
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