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North West Seed Potato Tour (Edition 14)

WE KNOW EASTER IS EARLIER THIS YEAR BUT WE STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S MARCH AND THAT RABBIT IS BUSY PREPARING HIS EGG DELIVERIES ALREADY! This edition Kevin Langmaid has written our feature article, on our recent seed tour in the North West. We were all…

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Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? (Edition 13)

CAN YOU HEAR THOSE SLEIGH BELLS RINGING? WHO CAN BELIEVE ANOTHER YEAR HAS PASSED AND CHRISTMAS IS UPON US? We have a real treat for you this edition with our feature article, “An Insight from Daryl Lohey”. Daryl and Susie Lohrey (Lohrey Pastoral Co) grow…

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Roberts Day at Scottsdale a success (Edition 12)

FAREWELL WINTER HELLO SPRING! What a beautiful cold, snowy patch we have just experienced but good news… the cold temperatures will have helped sterilize our soil and wipe out a few bugs that give us grief in the growing season. A cold winter does have…

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Hopping you have a wonderful Easter! (Edition 10)

HOPPING YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER! As Easter is upon us we’ve had time to reflect and realise “nothing stays the same”. At Cherry Hill we’ve been very busy revamping our seed potato cutting operation. This project started in the planning stages 12 months ago….

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Wolfgang wins our survey competion! (Edition 9)

HO HO HO! Can you believe it’s nearly 2015? Christmas came early this year, 
with this years’ planting season being kind to farmers, the crops were planted 
on time and generally went into ideal conditions. Overall seed came out of the coolstores in good condition…

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Win a night away! (Edition 8)

HI AND WELCOME TO SPRING. The new season is off to a flying start, plenty of early potatoes have been planted already. I was talking to a contractor planting poppies… his comment was interesting – 
“I’ve planted 200 hectares of poppies so far and the…

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Confidence in the industry (Edition 7)

WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH 2014! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? The end of the financial year sees us at edition seven, which includes a look at Glenn Carr’s new twin row self propelled Grimme potato harvester. We profile one of our founders Kevin Langmaid, a…

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Are you a bruiser? (Edition 6)

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE WE ARE INTO MARCH ALREADY WITH APRIL AND EASTER SOON APPROACHING. Our sixth edition is packed with exciting news! Brenden won his cricket championship for a fourth year in a row and now he’s finished celebrating he has had time to…

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Seed selection for commercial processing crop (Edition 5)

WELCOME AND SEASON REPORT Tis the season to be jolly and more importantly check your seed! 
All potato growers should be inspecting their seed. You might see something you wish to avoid i.e., paddock condition or stones. You will also see paddocks that would not…

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Introducing Pam Langmaid (Edition 4)

WELCOME AND SEASON REPORT Spring is here and we are seeing the temperature starting to rise. 
Some early potato growers are planning to plant in the first half 
of September. Boy how fast the seasons roll around. At Cherry Hill 
we began cutting seed in…

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Cutting Evolution (Edition 3)

WELCOME AND SEASON REPORT Wow! How fast do the seasons roll round? At Cherry Hill we started pre-cutting on the 15th of April. Until now the ambient weather has been good for curing sets. However, as this is written, the day temperature is down to…

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DNA Testing (Edition 2)

WELCOME AND SEASON REPORT Well Growers, as you know, now is the time to start thinking about your seed. The process of securing quality seed is to talk to your field officer to find out your contract size and varieties.  The next step is seed…

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Into the future

At present, all seed cutting facilities rely upon ambient air conditions to suberize their cut seed. Ninety percent of the time this is fine, but if your cut seed is in the other ten percent it can be detrimental. To combat this, Cherry Hill Coolstores…

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