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QLD Pride - Posted by

Everything now is full bore ahead for the 2018 season.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 36°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 17°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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Everything now is full bore ahead for the 2018 season, with working up new ground and laying plastic. Monday should see our first seeding of the 2018 season. This should give us a planting date for Block 1 in mid to late March.

SA Pride - Posted by

Our semi hydroponic plantings are looking very healthy.
Hot sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 21°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Quality is very good.
We are experiencing another heat wave. This summer has been one of the hottest so far. Our semi hydroponic plantings are looking very healthy thanks to our cooling system. Shade cloth plantings are also going well as we have taken extra precautions to ensure they are going through this hot period. Quantities should remain steady going to next week.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Plants are looking great, healthy and strong.
Few overcast days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 6°C - 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Large volumes harvested.
Fruit is looking good.
Plants are looking great, healthy and strong. Our IPM program is working well and the watering and nutrient management are going well. We are back in full production and will continue this for the next few weeks.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Fruit is also smaller than usual in size.
Hot sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 24°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 21°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is very good, but the fruit size is on the smaller side.
So far it has been a very challenging season due to the extreme heat. Plants however, are looking good, but very slow in production. Fruit is also smaller than usual in size, as most of the plant’s energy is concentrated to maintain t heir health and endure this harsh period.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Everything is working well and coming along as expected.
Sunny hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good.
Everything is working well and coming along as expected. We have certainly had our challenges, but we have managed them well. Block 4 harvest has been postponed due to the most recent heat wave. Plants are loaded with fruit and are very bushy which will provide protection from the sun during this period of excessive sunlight.

CPA Packers - Posted by

Fruit quality is compromised.
Sunny hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 25°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 16°C - 23°C.
Similar numbers to last week harvested.
Quality, overall, is good.
The period we are going through is quiet tough. The high day and night temperatures are not giving rest to the plants, and therefore, fruit quality is compromised. Fortunately, the weather forecast is looking good, and this will help us to achieve larger volumes.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are now back on the farm and starting to turn soil.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We are now back on the farm and starting to turn soil. It has been very dry so the rain we had was very welcomed. We are scheduled to start planting by mid march.

SA Pride - Posted by

Volumes will pick up again over the weekend and in the coming week .
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 43°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 18°C.
Slightly smaller numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is very good.
After the extremely hot weekend, temperatures have dropped significantly, which has caused production to slow down. Volumes will pick up again over the weekend and in the coming week as the weather warms up. The cooling system that we implemented has managed to maintain temperatures at the plants’ preferred levels during the extreme heat.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Temperatures have dropped for a couple of days, but no changes have been occurred to our picking schedule. Red and Yellow Capsicum availability will continue as current for the coming week.
Few overcast days with cool nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 14°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 12°C.
Reasonable numbers harvested.
Fruit is looking very good.
Temperatures have dropped for a couple of days, but no changes have been occurred to our picking schedule. Red and Yellow Capsicum availability will continue as current for the coming week.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Weather is not helping our plantings.
One day with rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 43°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 10°C - 18°C.
Numbers harvested are still at the lower end.
Quality is very good.
Weather is not helping our plantings. Soon after the extremely hot weather, a cool change came along. Our plants did not like this drastic change and their productivity has slowed down. Weather is warming up, which will help the plants get over this harsh period.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

After the very hot weekend temperatures have dropped.
Cooler days with one day of rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Numbers harvested are good.
Quality is good considering the weather conditions.
After the very hot weekend temperatures have dropped. This change has brought more challenges. We have, however, been able to a manage the crop and maintain the plants health and fruit accordingly. We also have had a couple of days of extreme wind, but because of the high fruit load on the plants, they have stood up well with very minimal damage.

CPA Packers - Posted by

We should be back on the right path by next week.
Cooler days with one day of rain. Daily temperatures ranged between 12°C - 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 15°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality, overall, is good.
The weather conditions are continuing to challenge our crop, but we are still doing all that is possible to maintain and improve the plant health and fruit quality. We should be back on the right path by next week, if the weather remains as forecast.

QLD Pride - Posted by

All staff are on annual leave until the end of January.
Few overcast rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 21°C - 33°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All staff are on annual leave until the end of January.

SA Pride - Posted by

The sunny and hot conditions have moved on the plantings.
Sunny, warm and extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
The sunny and hot conditions have moved on the plantings. Volumes to be harvested will increase in the coming weeks. With all things considered, given the extreme heat, plants are looking very good, strong and healthy.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

There are good sunny days ahead of us.
Few cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Similar numbers harvested to last week.
Fruit is looking good in shape size and shine.
There are good sunny days ahead of us. This will help the fruit mature up, therefore, in the coming week the harvest numbers of the Red Capsicums will increase. While Volumes of Yellow Capsicums will remain the same.

Cafcakis Nominees - Posted by

Finally crops are moving along.
Sunny, warm and extremely hot days. Daily temperatures ranged between 23°C - 40°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 14°C - 21°C.
Larger numbers harvested.
Fruit quality is looking good. Size however, will be smaller than usual.
Finally crops are moving along and the harvest numbers of Gourmet and Heirloom Tomato have increased. Volumes, will continue to increase for the coming weeks. Overall quality is looking very good, but the size is on the smaller side due to the very hot days we are experiencing.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

It has been a hot week, and the weekend will be no different.
Very hot, sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C - 45°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Good numbers harvested.
Quality is good considering the weather conditions.
It has been a hot week, and the weekend will be no different. With that said quality is still looking good, with fruit being good in size, colour and firmness. We are now preparing the crops for the next heat wave by feeding the plants and giving them the strength and energy needed to get through these harsh days.

CPA Packers - Posted by

We had to stop harvesting to pick earlier.
Very hot, sunny days. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C - 45°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 25°C.
Smaller volumes harvested this week.
Quality is reasonably good considering the weather conditions.
We are currently experiencing a challenging period due to the extreme heat. We had to stop harvesting to pick earlier. We have now started harvesting from a new block but volumes are low for the moment. We are also managing the crops to get them through the coming heat wave.

QLD Pride - Posted by

All staff are on annual leave until the end of January.
Few overcast rainy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 27°C - 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 15°C - 24°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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All staff are on annual leave until the end of January.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Plants, are looking very good, healthy and loaded young fruit.
A couple of cloudy days. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C - 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 12°C - 16°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Fruit quality is very good.
Currently, Red Capsicums are 50% down in numbers as we reach the end of our flush. Plants, are looking very good, healthy and loaded with a lot of young fruit.