The Perfect Pineapple Report 2022: Week 8

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  • A  slight increase in precipitation this week –  rain gauge recorded 30.6 mm (1.2 inches) of rainfall.
  • Both air and soil temperatures inched upwards
    • The average minimum temperature reached 21.2 Celsius degrees (70.1°F)
    • The average air temperature was 26°C (78.8°F)
    • The soil temperature reached  26.5°C (79.6°F)
    • Solar radiation ranged from moderate to high with some risk of sunburn and “corky” fruits
    • Relative humidity remains stable and similar to last week (81.1%)
    • One night the minimum temperature dropped  below 20°C (68°F)
  • A much more uniform harvest pattern this week – predominantly  20 WAF (54%)  and 21 WAF (43%)
    • Rigorous field sampling underway to manage harvest age as seasons change
  • Sugar content is very stable and variability between sampled fruits is low – STDEV below 1 in all farms.
  • The firmness of the pulp fruit improved  fruit with  < 2.7 psi decreased to 18.3%
    • The minimum was 2.2 psi
    • The average reached 3.3 psi
    • The maximum was 4.7 psi
  • All chores and good husband practices on schedule except soil prep for new plantings interrupted couple of days due increased precipitation
  • Anticipated decline in new Covid cases (-14%)
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