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SA Pride - Posted by

So far all is going well and the plants are looking healthy and strong.
Warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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So far all is going well and the plants are looking both healthy and strong. We are currently focusing on monitoring the plants growth to maintain them through the spring time where drastic temperature changes from day to night can compromise the fruit quality.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have begun to clean and perform maintenance.
A few days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 8°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have begun to clean and perform maintenance to the packing shed and packing machine along with continuing to monitor the plantations. The weather conditions so far have not been in our favour due to the lack of sunlight, because of this our 2020-2021 may begin a little later than usual.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes, for the coming week, will remain as current.
Warm days with mild nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 18°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
Volumes, for the coming week, will remain as current. The plants are looking happy and fruit is good in quality but size is still slightly smaller. We are discussing with our agronomist and are attempting to achieve fruit of larger size.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We expect harvest volumes to remain consistent.
few warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good and fruit is larger in size.
We expect harvest volumes to remain consistent or potentially increase next week. As the warmer weather continues, conditions are more favourable for increased pest activity. We have intensified our crop monitoring in order to maintain this risk. We have started to work the ground for the 2021 season, as well reviewing our growing strategies and approach to target further advancement in crop health and fruit quality.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

The plants are looking very good.
Cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 4°C – 15°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between -2°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The plants are looking very good as they are displaying optimal strength and health. We are closely monitoring and adjusting our growing strategies in line with the weather conditions to ensure that the current stage of plant development increases the level of optimal flower development and set.

SA Pride - Posted by

The plants have already developed their first flowers.
Some cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The plants are looking very good and have already developed their first flowers which we are very pleased with, particularly at such a young stage. We are monitoring their growth and fertigation accordingly to ensure these first flowers are setting as we wish. At this stage, we are a fortnight earlier than the same time last year.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We anticipate that volumes will be slightly higher.
A few warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 15°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
Quality is good and fruit is smaller.
We anticipate that volumes for the coming week will be slightly higher. The weather conditions we have been experiencing are very suitable for the crop we are growing, but we are noticing that the patches that are currently in production are displaying a slightly longer ripening process.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patches 2 and 3 is continuing to look good.
Mostly sunny days with very few cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good, particularly relating to size.
The fruit that is being picked from patches 2 and 3 is continuing to look good. We have just started to pick from patch 4, which is also showing good quality and size. The warmer weather has brought on greater pest activity, which we are managing to keep under control.

SA Pride - Posted by

We are continuing with the planting of our houses.
Mostly overcast days with some rainfall. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 6°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are continuing with the planting of our houses, with A,E,F,G and H complete. These houses are coming along well, with the plants displaying healthy signs of optimal early development.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Our priority still remains to monitor plant health and growth.
Cool and overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 0°C – 7°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Our priority still remains to monitor plant health and growth. This week we just began the first stage of our IPM program which has seen the beneficial insects adapt to their new environment.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

The warmer temperatures has brought on larger harvest volumes.
Mostly sunny days with very few cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Volumes harvested are reasonable.
Quality is good.
The gradual increase in warmer temperatures has brought on larger harvest volumes compared to last week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The current patches in production are looking good.
A few warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is looking good with fruit generally being larger in size.
We are expecting further increases in volumes to be harvested next week. The current patches in production are looking good as plant health is at an optimum level. The plants are also loaded with good quality fruit, that are displaying impressive shape and size. Other patches, so far are performing well and as the warmer temperatures begin to eventuate again, we are adjusting our growing strategies in order to maintain plant health and fruit quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

The first two plantings are looking very good.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 8°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The first two plantings are looking very good, with seedlings appearing as though they have adjusted well to their new growing environment.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

All houses have now been planted.
Mostly overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 5°C – 17°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All houses have now been planted. Our priority at this point is to monitor plant health and growth to ensure optimal development as per our expectations of high production.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes should be larger by the end of the next week.
A few warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 12°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is good.
As previously mentioned, the considerable rain we experienced throughout the month has led to a decrease in harvest volumes. We are, however, gradually experiencing warmer temperatures and volumes should be larger by the end of the next week.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 2 and 3 are now in production.
Warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Volumes harvested this week were good.
Quality is looking very good.
Patch 2 and 3 are now in production. Overall, even after the considerable amount of rain we have experienced the tomatoes are looking very good in colour, shape and size. Plant health is also at an optimum level. This week we have also finished all of our transplanting as we have planted our last patch for the 2020 season.

SA Pride - Posted by

Seedlings are looking very healthy.
A couple of days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 8°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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This week we have started to transplant the second batch of seedlings. Seedlings are looking very healthy as they are showing great size and colour. The first batch that was transplanted is also looking very good and have adjusted well to their new environment.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are continuing with the transplanting of the polyhouses.
Overcast and rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 0°C – 12°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between -3°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are continuing with the transplanting of the polyhouses. Glasshouse plants are looking good, but due to the current conditions plant growth is slower than normal.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Volumes of premium fruit will be lower for the next couple of weeks.
Warm days and cold nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Smaller numbers harvested this week.
Quality is ok.
The rain we experienced over the past week has compromised our harvest volumes. The Gourmet tomatoes seem to only be slightly affected, whereas the quality of the Roma tomatoes have been affected the most and the volumes of premium fruit will be lower for the next couple of weeks.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 2 came into production last week.
Warm days and cold nights with rain excepted over this weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality is looking very good.
Patch 2 came into production last week. Typical of any first pick, the volumes were low, but will increase moving forward. Quality is looking good, but we are expecting rain over the next couple of days. Preventative measures have been put in place to avoid any type of issues that the rain may provide.