Welcome to the July-August Newsletter,
This edition is a biggie! We’ve got lots to share as we make a start on the season; Erica begins her series on plant nutrition focusing on Nitrogen, John talks about the large scale Far North developments and how this may change the landscape for all growers, Greg is gearing growers up for harvest in the Bay of Plenty, Helen touches on the ever increasing importance of providing a healthy and safe work place and what the term ‘overlapping duties’ means, Dale focuses on AvoGreen, Nathan updates us on Avoworks activity, and with the 2018-19 season start upon us, Jacob shares exciting news about our upcoming activity in the export markets.
It’s come around fast – the season has just commenced and the team is excited to build on our achievements of last season in what we anticipate to be another rewarding year
New season proposals
We delivered the Just Avocados 2018-19 season proposal in June. When returning these to us, please just double check you have completed all of the forms, specifically, if you are interested in exporting to China this season. Note that the China form differs from the Thailand form as signing this form and providing you meet the required compliance specifications registers your current hanging crop for the 2018-19 season (the Thailand form covers your crop set this season for export in 2019-20).
On the Grower Details form we ask you to provide us with your preferred harvest timing. We are committed to providing a model that allows flexibility around harvest whilst also delivering value via our time premium payments – talk to your grower services rep about your harvest timing and how our model can best benefit your goals.
Just Avocados Grower Service Programme
We have recently reviewed the service we provide to our suppliers. The aim of this review being to develop a programme that adds structure to our service and sets out exactly what you will receive in terms of technical advice, events and information. Your grower services representative will catch up with you in the coming weeks to chat about your specific service benefits.
New Zealand Avocado International Industry Conference 29-31 August, ASB Arena, Tauranga
The industry conference is coming up at the end of this month and we are excited to be a sponsor of this event. We are sharing an exhibition space with our friends from Zeafruit and promoting our one stop shop for all of your avocado needs. We hope to see you there.