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Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are monitoring the soil and crop moisture.
Windy conditions with showers throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 26°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 11°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The strong winds and rain that have eventuated this week are knocking the plants and tomatoes around. We are monitoring the soil and crop moisture in order for us to tend to the patches as soon as possible to apply folia fertiliser in order to maintain plant health and tomato quality.

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This week we begun harvesting the soil crop.
Cloudy days with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
This week we begun harvesting the soil crop. Harvest volumes for the coming weeks are still set to increase as we have had many cold and overcast days, which has slowed down the productivity of the plants.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Volumes harvested have picked up.
Partly cloudy days with scattered showers throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 13°C – 20°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 10°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
Volumes harvested have picked up, but we are hopeful to receive slightly warmer days in order to achieve even larger volumes. We are about to transplant the last of the houses, which will be fully completed in 2 weeks.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Due to the excessive soil moisture we have not been able to fertigate.
Partly cloudy conditions with considerable showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 24°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The overcast days with showers and colder temperatures has slowed down our ability to work on the plants. Due to the excessive soil moisture we have not been able to fertigate the plants, we are managing this through our folia application to maintain crop health.

SA Pride - Posted by

This week we kicked off our 2021/22 season.
Warmer temperatures with minimal showers throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 34°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 19°C.
Harvest volumes are low.
Quality is good.
This week we kicked off our 2021/22 season as we performed our first harvest. Harvest volumes, as per any start of the season are low & will increase in the next couple of weeks as we begin harvesting from the other green houses. Quality & size is excellent considering the challenging weather we faced during the growing period.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We have entered into our final week of harvesting.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 30°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 23°C.
Harvest volumes are low.
Quality is still very good.
We have entered into our final week of harvesting for the 2021 season. Our quality has held up reasonably well to the end.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We are preparing to transplant the remaining houses.
Colder days with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 7°C - 14°C.
Harvest volumes are low.
Quality is good.
The slower ripening process of the plants has persisted due to the colder temperatures and lack of sunlight that we are currently receiving. We are preparing to transplant the remaining houses, but we need to see more growth in the seedlings.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

The next seedling lot is looking good.
Fluctuating temperatures with considerable showers this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 29°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 1°C - 17°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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We have received considerable rain over the week (15mm), however the plants have held up well. The next seedling lot is looking good and we will complete transplanting patch 3 on Saturday. At the present time and with current weather patterns we expect to be harvesting by new year.

QLD Pride - Posted by

With our season completed, we are cleaning up patches.
Mostly sunny days this week. Daily temperatures ranged between 30°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 23°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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With our season completed, we are cleaning up patches 9, 10 and 11. We are meeting with our agronomists this week to review our season and further discuss plans for next season.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are approximately a week away from finishing our season.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 30°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 25°C.
Small numbers harvested.
Quality is reasonable.
We are approximately a week away from finishing our season. The quality is understandably not at its best. It is late in the season and the fruit is at the top of the plants. The hotter days have also had an impact on quality.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

We will be finishing the season next week.
Mostly sunny days throughout the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 30°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 21°C - 25°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Quality is reasonable.
We will be finishing the season next week due to the high temperatures and humidity as the plants are stressed. Quality has held up well so far, but we can see that it is gradually slipping.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

We have had to postpone our planting of the poly houses.
Colder days with showers earlier and later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 19°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 3°C - 10°C.
Small volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
We have had to postpone our planting of the second part of the poly houses due to the colder weather and lack of sunlight. We are hopeful that we receive warmer weather to get back on track with our planting and harvest schedule.

SA Pride - Posted by

The crops are looking excellent.
Warmer temperatures with humidity and showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 18°C – 30°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 9°C - 19°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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The storms that have passed through the SA growing regions have thankfully not affected any of our growing structures. We seriously dodged a bullet and are very lucky. The crops are looking excellent and we will begin harvesting late next week.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

We are aiming to transplant patch 3 as soon as possible.
Fluctuating temperatures with showers eventuating over the weekend. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 28°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 4°C - 13°C.
Currently we are not harvesting.
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The weather is gradually becoming warmer, particularly overnight. This has accommodated well for our latest plantings. We are aiming to transplant patch 3 as soon as possible before we receive the rain that is forecast for this weekend. Patches 1 and 2 are looking very good and very healthy.

QLD Pride - Posted by

We are forecasting for our season to conclude in a week.
Very warm days and nights with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Smaller volumes harvested.
Quality is looking good.
As we reach the end of the season we will continue to see harvest volumes gradually drop. We are forecasting for our season to conclude in a week. We have also continued our preparation for next season as we prepare the ground and perform a screening trial for two new varieties that have performed well this season.

GMT Roma Tomatoes - Posted by

Tomatoes are good in shape and size.
Very warm days and nights with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.Very warm days and nights with showers later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 31°C – 32°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 23°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
The consistently warm temperatures that we have been experiencing has worked in our favour as plant productivity is very high. Tomatoes are good in shape and size, but slightly forward in colour as per last week. If these temperatures continue, we may finish our season 2-3 weeks earlier than expected.

Tassie Pride - Posted by

Overall we are pleased with how the plants are progressing.
Cold days and nights with showers eventuating later in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 15°C – 18°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 13°C.
Larger volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
Overall we are pleased with how the plants are progressing as they are baring larger volumes of good quality capsicums. We are now prepared to transplant the last half of the polyhouse.

SA Pride - Posted by

In two weeks we will begin harvesting from the hydroponic houses.
Sunny with overcast days forming late in the week. Daily temperatures ranged between 16°C – 25°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 6°C - 14°C.
Currently, we are not harvesting.
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In two weeks we will begin harvesting from the hydroponic houses. The fruit looks good, but as per any beginning of the season, volumes will not be large. Next week we will perform the last planting for the start of the season.

Gillieston Fresh Produce - Posted by

Patch 1 and 2 are performing as expected.
Warmer days this week with some overcast conditions as well. Daily temperatures ranged between 17°C – 27°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 2°C - 12°C.
Currently we are not harvesting.
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Patch 1 and 2 are performing as expected and looking good. Due to the current weather with frequent rain and dew we are performing a fungicide application to protect the plants and maintain their health. We are also 10 days away from planting patch 3.

QLD Pride - Posted by

End of season in approximately 2 weeks.
Very warm days and nights. Daily temperatures ranged between 28°C – 31°C. Overnight temperatures ranged between 18°C - 22°C.
Reasonable volumes harvested.
Quality is good.
As we approach the end of the season, patch 10 will be reaching the end of its production. This will leave us with patch 11 to close out the season, which should be in approximately 2 weeks. The warm temperatures, pest activity, morning fog/mist have provided their challenges, but have been managed well with little compromise on tomato quality.