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Cedenco's green and gold kiwifruit processing is now underway.
Tomato Paste processing is expected to start on the 7th of February. Tomatoes are a little late this season due to wet weather during the planting period; however, with high heat units in December and January we are expecting good quality crops & yields.
IQF sweet corn production started on January the 27th. The weather has been reasonably stable during the growing period & we are expecting a good harvest. Cedenco has also been trialling new varieties to meet customer demand for high quality sweet corn.
Cedenco’s summer harvest is well underway with a good season forecast. Sweet corn powder production for instant sweet corn soup started on 21st January.
The start of Summer is also the start of Cedenco's green garden pea harvest and processing.
On Tuesday 21st October, 6 teams of Cedenco staff mobilised to support more than a dozen community projects in a “Mucking In” day. Teams chose their own community projects which included cleaning, gardening, painting, building and planting work in various children’s and older folks communities as well as environmental projects. Cedenco provided the teams with funds to spend on each project but the teams were truly blown away by the support they received from local companies with donations of timber, paint, nails, plants, seeds, trucks, soil, machinery, food and helpers, even singers! The level of support was so great that most teams were able to donate at least 90% of Cedenco project funds to local charities, some teams even managing to give their lunch money away as well to worthy causes.
A group of 10 Cedenco Staff, 2 staff from Paroa Station and 2 staff from Hauiti Station completed day one of fencing off the banks of the Uawa estuary. 1100 metres of fencing will be erected as a first step in the creation of a Uawa estuary natural riparian buffer zone. This buffer zone will eventually increase natural habitat and reduce the negative impacts of agriculture on the estuary’s ecosystem.
The Cedenco team are in quiet preperation for the 2015 tomato paste processing season.