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SA Pride - Posted by

Everything is proceeding as forecast.
Sunny, warm and extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything is proceeding as forecast. Plants are strong and looking good. We should be back in production by the end of the month. Due to the very hot weather, however, along with the long sunny days, processes may be pushed ahead. This may lead us to harvest earlier.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

This week has been good with respect to quantities harvested.
Mostly sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
The volumes harvested are very similar to last weeks.
Fruit quality is very good.
This week has been good with respect to quantities harvested. By the end of the next week volumes of Red Capsicums will ease up slightly.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Volumes are slowly picking up.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Small numbers picked.
Quality is holding up well considering the weather conditions.
Volumes are slowly picking up, and we should be into full production by the end of this month. Fruit quality however, is challenging due to the extreme heat.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have now planted block 8.
A couple of cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C - 16°C.
Lower numbers harvested this week.
Quality is holing up ok.
We have now planted block 8, which is our second last planting for the 2017- 2018 season. Currently, the harsh weather conditions we are experiencing has affected the harvest for the first 2 blocks, therefore, volumes of premium fruit will be on the low end for the next couple of weeks.

CPA Packers - Posted by

The affects of the harsh weather has now caught up with us.
A couple of cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C - 37°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 20°C.
Smaller numbers harvested.
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The affects of the harsh weather has now caught up with us. Gourmet volumes of premium Tomatoes are on the low end due to the lack of quality. Romas are better in quality and volume. The current situation will improve within two weeks with weather permitting.

SA Pride - Posted by

Plants are coming along well and fruit set is excellent.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 38°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Plants are coming along well and fruit set is excellent. We can accredit this to our recently installed pads and fans working as expected. While external temperature was in the high 30s to mid 40s the internal temperature was ranging between 27 to 30 degrees. This is the optimum growing temperature and has evidently helped the plants thrive.

SA Pride - Posted by

All stuff are on annual leave until the end of January.
Few overcast days. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 21°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All stuff are on annual leave until the end of January.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Larger volumes of Red Capsicums will be harvested.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 14°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Fruit shape, size and quality are very good.
The sunny and warm days we are experiencing have brought on the fruit much faster then anticipated. Larger volumes of Red Capsicums will be harvested this coming week.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Currently, our primary activities involve pollinating and pruning.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Very small numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Currently, our primary activities involve pollinating and pruning. We have also pulled out the old plantings and are preparing the house for the winter crop. Young plantings are looking very good. Fruit is taking size and colour and due to the current weather we are anticipating the 1st harvest to take place next week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The fruit coming in throughout the week may be slightly backward.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C - 16°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Temperatures forecasted for this weekend are between 36 to 42 degrees, due to this we have concentrated extra recourses to harvest all fruit. We wish to mitigate any loss of fruit due to these extreme conditions and also minimise any excessive stress to the plants. The fruit coming in throughout the week may be slightly backward in colour.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Gourmet and Roma numbers are increasing.
Sunny and hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 42°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 13°C - 16°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Everything is proceeding as expected. Gourmet and Roma numbers are increasing, and with block 1,2 and 3 in production we are about to be in full production. The extreme heat forecasted for the weekend is giving us more work and we will have to harvest earlier than expected in order to combat these conditions. Size and colour of the fruit may appear different to what is expected throughout the next few weeks.

QLD Pride - Posted by

All stuff are on annual leave until the end of January.
Windy cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All stuff are on annual leave until the end of January.

SA Pride - Posted by

We have started to clean the old plantations.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 18°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have started to clean the old plantations, along with maintaining the younger crops. The current warm and sunny weather is speeding up our pre-harvest processes. This current full moon phase, along with combined warmer weather that is expected will in our opinion contribute to an earlier harvest date.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We will be back in full production within a couple of weeks.
A few cloudy days with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Lower numbers harvested this week.
Quality is very good.
As per our forecast, we will be back in full production within a couple of weeks. This is due to the fact that plants are loaded with fruit and need to take size and colour.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Volumes of Gourmet and Heirloom Tomato will increase.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Numbers harvested are light.
Quality however is very good.
We are forecasting to be on this current path for another 2 to 3 weeks. Volumes of Gourmet and Heirloom Tomato will increase as the week goes on.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We have now begun harvesting Block 2.
A couple of cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
We have now begun harvesting Block 2. The fruit harvested is looking good, but the size is in the medium small range. Size will pick up over the next couple of weeks with Block 3 to also come on line.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Block 1 and 2 are now in production, with Block 3 coming up soon.
A couple of cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 21°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
Block 1 and 2 are now in production, with Block 3 coming up soon after the new year, which will put us into full production. Fruit is looking very good in shape, size and colour. Roma plantings are not far behind, which will be in full production a week later.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We have now begun soil maintenance.
Hot and sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have now begun soil maintenance on the blocks designated to plant for the 2018 season, this consist of soil treatments, forming beds and lay trickles plastic. Seedlings schedule has been prepared. Soon Block 1 will be sowed.

SA Pride - Posted by

Early this week we have performed the last pick for the year 2017.
Sunny and warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Early this week we have performed the last pick for the year 2017. Our semihydroponic plantings are looking very healthy, and we are forecasting to begin harvesting in 2 to 3 weeks. The fruit is setting very well, despite some extreme heat.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our first plantations are coming to an end.
Sunny warm days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 19°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Our first plantations are coming to an end, which is sooner than anticipated. This has been caused by the extreme heat. Our next plantation will be starting over the next two weeks.