Growers produce and harvest their crops and send it to the packer in its
The packer then grades and packs the produce, sends it to market and reports back
pricing and payments are distributed either by the grower or the agent -
depending on the contract agreements.
Packers must provide reports to the grower detailing
produce packed and market prices.
Internet or software based reporting allows the grower full
seasonal information with sophisticated analysis tools at their fingertips.
This real time information is preferable to re-keying faxed and emailed
Growers have three options for interacting with the packer:
1. The Grower logs into the HTM website and can view and print their
information. (this requires e-TraceMaster Grower Registration).
2. The Grower installs Harvest
TraceMaster Grower on their
own PC, and is sent their data directly by the packer or downloads it from the web site.
Grower may then browse and print the information offline.
3. The packer faxes or mails the reports to the grower.