End of 2016 Salinas Transplanting Season
Tanimura & Antle has completed their Salinas transplanting that will again resume in December. Although plantings are completed, we still have a way to go before the last fields are harvested in November. For the month of August we harvest over 1,000 acres utilizing the PlantTape system. Our average boxes per acre (blended between different growers, field conditions and varieties) harvested for these same acres were; 834 Broccoli, 942 Iceberg, 1,154 Romaine Fresh, and 1,015 Romaine Hearts. The adaptation with our growers and the learning curve for this new technology is steadily taking hold. We have completed our Central California plantings and are now in the second week of plantings for Yuma Arizona.