Alan Coates - Coates Horticulture
Alan is an IPM consultant and educator. Along with his son Jarrah, he runs Coates Horticulture, a pest and nutrition consultancy largely focused on the macadamia industry.
Alan has educated hundreds of farmers and helped drive theMacadamia Industry in the IPM direction. His wealth of in-field experience on many types of farms, big and small make his services much sought after.
As a TAFE Agriculture and Horticulture teacher for more than 30 years. Alan is well known by farmers from all industries in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. In addition to Biological Farming, he taught Soils, Integrated Pest Management, Production Horticulture, Macadamia Production, Sub-tropical Fruit Growing and more.
Alan is a lifetime farmer having grown up on a dairy farm.
In recent years he has focused on the macadamia industry as a farmer, consultant and collaborator in research trials for bio-control of insect pests.