Welcome to our 2019 spring newsletter. We hope you find it useful. If you have any suggestions on how the newsletter could be more helpful to you, please let us know.
We all experienced a very difficult growing season in 2018 with the excessive rain. As a result, many of this spring’s discussions focuse on the results those conditions could have on your plantings this coming season.
But very importantly, the wet conditions also affected our operations at nourse Farms. I believe we grew one of our most outstanding crops but could not dig all the plants we needed in our fall digging period. We experienced very wet and unusually cold temperatures from early November through mid-December.
As a result, we have a lot of packing to do this spring. We will be increasing our packing crew to accomplish this. Depending on how spring breaks, it is very likely we might not be able to ship the day you request.
IMPORTANT– I suggest you give us as much notice as possible for when you want your plants shipped for us to schedule your shipment. This prior notice will be critical or very important for us to respond to your requirements. We understand it will take a lot of communicating on our part. Working closely together we will make this a successful spring shipping season.
We experienced a successful winter trade show and meetings period that were well attended and with a lot of grower interest. There is considerable focus and interest on all the berry crops.
The north american strawberry growers meeting with the north american research group was the highlight of all the meetings. There was two days of presentations about excellent research going on that will be very helpful for strawberry growers moving forward.