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GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

This week our pack out numbers remained the same.
A couple of overcast days while the rest of the week was warm sunny with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 7°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 12°C.
Numbers harvested were similar to last week.
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This week our pack out numbers remained the same due to the cold nights along with some quality issues caused by the weather conditions. Volumes next week should increase as we monitor and work on crop clean up. Fruit quality is looking much better.

SA Pride - Posted by

Transplanting has been performed as expected.
A few overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Transplanting has been performed as expected with no seedling losses. We are now preparing the hydroponic houses and installing the cooling system. Seedlings will be ready for transplanting by mid September.

QLD Pride - Posted by

The cold nights and the hot days have brought some challenges.
Sunny warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 7°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 12°C.
Good numbers harvested this week.
Quality, overall is looking good.
We have had a good run early in the week due to the full moon and the warmer temperatures. Night temperatures, have dropped considerably and this has slowed down production. The cold nights and the hot days have brought some challenges to our growing processes, such as the heavy dews. We are working hard to eliminate fruit damage caused by this.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Soon after the full moon, our harvest cycle slowed down.
Sunny warm days with cold nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 7°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 12°C.
Smaller numbers picked this week.
Quality is ok.
Soon after the full moon, our harvest cycle slowed down. Numbers, however, should pick up by early next week, as the next patch in line will come in to production. The heavy dews early in the morning, is challenging our crops, and hopefully the measures taken to control these conditions, will help us maintain our premium pack out and hopefully increase it.

SA Pride - Posted by

First lot of seedlings are now ready.
Few overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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First lot of seedlings are now ready, which will be planted over this weekend. The planting is scheduled to take place for one group of the hydroponic houses and plastic houses.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Patch 4 came into production, trials on patch 1 working towards eliminating damage caused by the wet mornings.
Sunny warm days. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Larger volumes this week.
Quality is good.
Late this week patch 4 came into production. The volume harvested from this patch wasn’t huge, but is normal for a first harvest. The early mornings are still a challenge due to the heavy dew, although, the trial we are currently performing on patch 1 to eventually minimise if not eliminate damages caused by the wet mornings is currently working as expected.

GMT - Posted by

Crops are looking much better. The humidity we are experiencing early in the morning, is definitely challenging not just our crops but also our growing strategies. Volumes to be harvested will remain on the low end for another week.
Sunny warm days. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 16°C.
Similar quantities harvested to last week.
Quality has improved significantly, fruit size however is on the small side.
Crops are looking much better. The humidity we are experiencing early in the morning, is definitely challenging not just our crops but also our growing strategies. Volumes to be harvested will remain on the low end for another week.

SA Pride - Posted by

Hydroponic houses will be planted by the end of August.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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First lot of hydroponic houses will be planted by the end of August, the second lot by mid September. We are now working the soils in the plastic houses and shade cloth which will be planted by the end of August.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Quality has been maintained and quantities have also increased. Patch 4 is due to come on line which will help increase numbers.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C
Volumes are up this week.
Quality is very good.
It was a challenging start for the week, with cold nights and foggy mornings and heavy dew. We have managed the conditions reasonably well. Quality has been maintained and quantities have also increased. We do expect however that the quantities will drop off as the week processes. Patch 4 is due to come on line which will help increase numbers.

GMT - Posted by

We were challenged by the weather conditions till last Tuesday. Thankfully, since then, climate is warmer and dryer especially overnight. This has helped us to manage our crops and in return our production has increased along with the improvement of the fruit quality.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C - 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Numbers have increased over the week.
Quality has improved.
We were challenged by the weather conditions till last Tuesday. Thankfully, since then, climate is warmer and dryer especially overnight. This has helped us to manage our crops and in return our production has increased along with the improvement of the fruit quality.

SA Pride - Posted by

Growing medium will be put in place over the week, planting will take place towards the end of August.
Overcast rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 10°C - 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 5°C - 10°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All hydroponic houses are now clean and disinfected. The growing medium will be put in place over the week along with the irrigation pipes and the drips. This will prepares us for the planting which will take place towards the end of August.

Cafcakis Nomines - Posted by

Planting within a couple of weeks preparing them for the 2018-2019 plantings.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Seedling are germinating and developing as expected and if all goes well we will be planting within a couple of weeks. Hydroponic houses and glass house are now cleaned and we are preparing them for the 2018-2019 plantings.

QLD Pride - Posted by

All patches are looking good, fruit set is optimum. Fruit is looking very good in quality, colour and size.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C - 25°C.
Large volumes harvested this week.
Great Quality
We have now 3 patches in production. Fruit is looking very good in quality, colour and size. On Saturday we will be planting patch 12 which takes us 2 patches away from completing our planting for the 2018 season. All patches are looking good, fruit set is optimum considering the cold nights we are having. The early mornings however, are challenging us with heavy dew. To over come this, we have put new control measures in place which seem to be working well.

GMT - Posted by

Harvest volumes slightly reduced due to the cooler nights, quality has improved.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 10°C -25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C -12°C.
Volumes harvested are similar to last week.
Fruit quality is improving.
The number harvested have slightly reduced due to the cooler nights. Quality however has improved in the last few weeks. The early morning dew may compromise the fruit in the weeks ahead.

SA Pride - Posted by

Seedlings should be ready for planting around the 26 of August for the 2018/19 season.
Sunny cold days. Daily temperatures ranged between 7°C - 15°C. Overnight temperatures
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Looking at the nursery program, everything is running to schedule. Seedlings should be ready for planting around the 26 of August.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Planting within a couple of weeks preparing for the 2018-2019 season.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C -16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C -5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Seedling are germinating and developing as expected. If all goes well we will be planting within a couple of weeks. Hydroponic houses and glass house are now cleaned and we are preparing them for the 2018-2019 plantings.

QLD Pride - Posted by

Cooler nights are slowing the production down quantities of premium fruit may be reduced.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 12°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Numbers harvested this week are higher than first anticipated.
Quality is very good.
Patch 3, will soon come into production which should help to maintain current volumes. Cooler nights are slowing the production down and with the heavy dews we are experiencing, quantities of premium fruit may be reduced.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our first seeding for the 2018-2019 have been sowed, planting by late August.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Our first seeding for the 2018-2019 season have been sowed. This should see us planting by late August.

GMT - Posted by

Slow down in volumes due to the much cooler nights, may reduce the quantity of premium fruit.
Sunny warm days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranging between 12°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Premium fruit quality is good.
We are forecasting another slow down in volumes due to the much cooler nights. The plantings are being challenged with the heavy dew in the mornings and with rain being predicted, this may reduce the quantity of premium fruit.

Cafcakis Nominess - Posted by

Planting within a couple of weeks., preparing for the 2018-2019 plantings.
Overcast days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 9°C - 16°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 5°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Seedlings are germinating and developing as expected. If all goes well we will be planting within a couple of weeks. Hydroponic and glass houses are now cleaned and we are preparing for the 2018-2019 plantings.