Cherry harvest is on in Washington State and to a grower that means 25-hour days! Thinking about doing one more thing just isn’t on the radar. But harvest isn’t only about getting the fruit to the packing shed, it’s about depositing those returns back in the bank. In order to make those returns the best they can be for your hard work growing those cherries, packing sheds need to know how you raised them. Your chemical application records not only need to be on your packer’s “desk” but they need to be complete and accurate. But mine are just fine aren’t they? Well that depends….
Just like everyone has a Social Security Number, your fruit has a tracking number as well – your packer’s grower number. Without it your beautiful fruit could wind up sitting around the warehouse looking for a home of last resort. Today’s global food safety regulations are strict and getting stricter. You’ve kept your growing records and they should be opening doors for your fruit not closing them. So, remember to always associate your packer and grower number to each field in your account.
It’s a simple click or two of the mouse and can greatly improve the size of your next bank deposit. If you’re not sure exactly how to associate your grower number to your fruit in ApRecs, just click here for step by step instructions or call customer service at 1-888-610-4230.