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The transport of cherries to the packinghouse should take place immediately after harvest and cooled to between 0C and 4C.
It's been a difficult season for some growers having been affected by the recent bushfires or the heavy smoke that lingered for weeks. And just as that catastrophe was ending some growing regions received heavy rains, hail and even flooding.
It would be reasonable to suppose that an invasion by plague insects could be next, but maybe not.
Bryobia mites feed on the leaves of fruit trees by puncturing the leaf tissues with their sucking mouthparts.
The brand Harvestwear is well known in the New Zealand horticulture industry and in many other countries, for products that are well designed, durable and tough, and that make the job of harvesting fruit easier.
As the cherry season approaches the final few weeks of harvest, it is becoming clear that although some growers in some regions were affected by localized adverse weather conditions, on the whole, nationally, cherry growers have harvested a good crop with few losses.