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This Week at the Farm
· Definitely the driest week of the year with no precipitation recorded
· Unseasonable cold night temperatures continue
· Slowing down the fruit maturation process
· Continuing to raise the specter of stress inducing “natural flowering”(NDF)
· Farms to continue to adjust harvest age
· Quality parameters improved dramatically from prior weeks
· NDF harvest commences and we prepare for the biggest pineapple consumption period of the year as weather turns warm in the northern hemisphere!
· Easter Week brought 33.7 mm (1.3 inches) of rainfall – all of it on Good Friday
· Average minimum temperature dropped by almost 1 ºC to 20.8 ºC (69.5ºF)
·Unseasonably cold evening continue to slow down fruit maturation
· 95% of our fruit harvested at 22 weeks after forcing (WAF) and balance at 23 WAF
· La Nina is predicted to bring higher temperatures and limited precipitation through May
·Mostly dry weekdays with increased precipitation during the weekend
·Rain gauge registered 33.5 mm (1.3 inches) of precipitation
·Cooler nights and a few minimum temperatures dropping below 20º C (68º F)
·We continue to increase harvest age (WAF) to stay ahead of slower maturation process
·75% harvested at 22 WAF; 2.5% at very rare 24 WAF; balance at 21 and 23 WAF
·Peak crop to be harvested between weeks 19 and 23
·Plenty of promotional opportunities in May and June
·Considerable volume available during May and June!
Favorable weather conditions prevailed through the past week, with mostly bright and sunny days with a few intermittent drizzles. 10.4 mm (<0.5 inches) of precipitation recorded, with average minimum as well as average daily temperatures increasing. We are still facing some slow fruit development and we react with increased harvest age. While some quality attributes suffered a setback, we are on the road to recovery given climatic conditions.
Considerable volume available during May and June!
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· Most of the week was dry and sunny, but….
· During the weekend high intensity showers accumulated 82.2 mm ( 3.2 inches) of rainfall
· Seasonally cooler nights with a few minimum temperatures just below 20ºC (68ºF)
· 44% of our fruit harvested at 22 WAF
· Increased harvest age and improved weather had a very positive impact on quality parameters
· Identification of NDF fruit with color ribbons continues
· Some light showers during the early week accumulated 24.6 mm (1 inch) of precipitation
· Colder than normal night temperatures continued
· More of the same is the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks
· The placement of ribbons and identification of “natural fruit” continues.
· A significant production peak is anticipated for arrivals throughout the month of May
· We will be contacting you to organize good promotional opportunities
Climatic conditions continue to improve. Week 8 had 41.1 mm (1.6 inches) of precipitation, and the forecast is for gradual improvement to continue. We did have a few nights with minimum temperatures at or below 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). These minimum temperatures under certain conditions may stress plants into flowering prematurely and naturally.On the bright side, sunny and drier days enabled all good husbandry practices to be up-to-date.
A mixture of drizzles and showers brought 59.1 mm (2.33 inches) of rainfall this past week. A harvest age increase has been implemented, with 86 percent harvested at 21 WAF and the balance at 22 WAF. Sugar content and internal color is improving steadily, and better weather has allowed us to prepare land for future plantings.
This has been the driest week yet in 2018, with only 21.3 mm (1 inch) of rainfall recorded. We seem to be transitioning into the dry period usually extending from March through May, however the average minimum temperature dropped to 20.2º C (68.4º F). Some nights we had the thermometer drop below the 20ºC (68 ºF) mark. Harvest age increases continue as we attempt to improve internal maturity parameters.
Easter promotions are being allocated, please contact your Sales Manager!
Mid-week heavy downpours accumulated 190.9 mm (7.5 inches) of rainfall. While the balance of the week was drier, it still was a rainy week.The predicted “Nina year” called for colder and rainier start to 2018 – it has materialized! But it was also predicted that we would see, starting in March, drier and warmer conditions than normal. Harvest age increase is having a positive impact on sugar content, internal color and maturity.More Here. Click here to receive this week’s full industry report.