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Up to 170 tons less packaging per year

NORMA's proprietary brand ERNTE KRONE optimizes potato nets and saves 50% on packaging

In addition to the potatoes of the NORMA brand BIO SONNE, customers now also save on resources when buying the ERNTE KRONE brand. Thanks to the new and optimized CLAF® carry-fresh nets, up to 50 percent of the packaging material will be saved. In addition to this, just one type of material is used for…

Novadi presents three new brands of apples

Novadi, a company created in 1995 by French nurserymen, specializes in varietal creation and the development in France and abroad of varieties of apples that are resistant to pests and diseases like scab. Pioneer in the selection of resistant apple varieties, Novadi is known for varieties such as Story®…

Crisp and Your Avojoy introduce unique avocado-concept

Three avocados at different stages of ripening in one 'avocado box'

Supermarket app Crisp and Your Avojoy are joining forces to provide customers with perfectly ripe avocados all week long.  Crisp, the supermarket app for fresh food, is launching a unique avocado concept in partnership with avocado specialist Your Avojoy. Customers of the supermarket app can now order a sustainable…

Bünting

Autonomous shopping option enables late-night supermarket shopping

Bünting opens innovative Combi City store in Emden

Imagine that, your way home, you can quickly do a little shopping for supplies in the city center or pick up a snack for the break. From October 14 onward, this will be possible in the new 500 m2-plus Combi City store in the city center of Emden, the Bünting Group reports. What is special about this…

Looije

"Once again, we have more than enough reasons to be very satisfied with our work and the results we've obtained"

Looije, the aquiline agricultural company specialized in the production and commercialization of the Sarita cherry tomato, participated in this year's Fruit Attraction fair. The event allowed Looije to, once again, meet many of its clients in person and showcase Minerva, the premium category product line…

Naïo Technologies unveils plans for international expansion in agricultural robotics market

Naïo Technologies, a company in agricultural robotics for nearly 10 years, is accelerating its international development strategy, moving beyond the context of technological innovation in order to consolidate its worldwide growth and launch a new RAAS business model. Oz, the versatile farming assistant…

EU satellite images boost Taiwan crop yield data

According to the Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, it can now make in-season predictions of harvest yields for rice crops based on satellite imaging technology. Work is…

France: BioMiMetiC and MesFruits collaborate to recover the waste from apple orchards via entomoconversion

After three years of research in biowaste recovery, Damien Sabatier, manager of BioMiMetiC, has launched his very first industrial demonstrator in Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône.  First targeted are agrifood by-products and the waste from agricultural production. MesFruits and its manager François Mestre have chosen…

Penn State research Penn State University

Novel lighting system created for agri-robot machine vision

An innovative camera system, using active lighting, has been devised by Penn State researchers. It  may be a crucial step in developing machine vision systems that allow robotic…

Belgian company can now store power generated by its wind turbine and 3,800 solar panels

Luik Natie is a Belgian transhipment and storage company. It has partnered with Engie, a European energy supplier. On Tuesday, the Belgian Minister of Energy, Zuhal Demir, inaugurated the first Tesla Megapack battery in Belgium. It is at Luik Natie's site in the port of Antwerp. It is a tad larger than…

To fuel development of AI in agriculture

Ceres Imaging secures $23 mln in Series C funding

Ceres Imaging, the precision farming provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their farming practices, today announced that it has raised…

Sustainable, healthy food from the ocean: “Seaweed is the vegetable of the future”

Clothes, furniture, and packaging material. These are just some of many things for which seaweed is used. Not surprisingly, this versatile natural product is becoming increasingly popular. And sea vegetables are also hot and happening on the plate. Martijn van Damme traded in onions for edible seaweed.…

A new approach to testing kiwifruit quality

While the pandemic brought challenging times for growers and shippers, it has also sparked new ideas for the industry. One area where innovation is being seen is in kiwifruit quality testing. Adding to its line of single-commodity devices—which include those for avocado and mango—Camas, Washington based…

N.THING:

South Korea: Using city farms for a new way of branding and reaching consumers

"Asia has been one of the first regions to tackle food insecurity through vertical farms," explains Heeyeon Jung, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer at N.Thing. "However, in reality, it is still very unknown among the public because they are too far removed from it. Therefore, Heyeon and her team…

"If you are not changing, you are not improving"

Modern technology adoption hold the keys to future-proofing fresh produce industry

If a horticultural company is not embracing change on their farms, then there is no way they can improve, and are thus becoming stagnant or risking going backwards, according to a leading agriculture entrepreneur. Jack Milbank, CEO of Lexi Tech Pte Ltd (AgPro) says that even if a business is doing well,…

KÖLLA GmbH & Co. KG

KÖLLA Ltd & Co.:

More and more in focus: tomato specialties

Specialty and small tomatoes are gaining ground in Europe, Morocco, and Turkey against round and other classic tomato varieties. This trend is also unmistakable in the KÖLLA producing countries, the company reports. In Spain, high competition with Morocco is being felt for round tomatoes as well as for cherry…

Stephan van Marrewijk (Vicasol) optimistic about the Spanish greenhouse vegetable season:

"We're expecting good things from this new pink beefsteak tomato in Eastern European markets"

The Spanish greenhouse season started off somewhat roughly at Vicasol. "Prices weren't good, especially for the early cucumbers. Many supermarkets will switch to Spanish products next week. We expect more of a recovery then," says Stephan van Marrewijk. He has been working in this Spanish cooperative's…

Fruit Tech, the new space dedicated to innovation and digitization at Fruit Attraction

The next edition of Fruit Attraction will incorporate Fruit Tech, a new area that will be entirely devoted to innovation and applied technology in support of the digitization of the fruit and vegetable sector. The new Fruit Tech area, located in the core of pavilions 6 and 8, will have a virtual set,…

Outfield

Promising a new future to fruit farming

Cambridge startup raises £750,000 for revolutionary system

Cambridge-based agri-tech startup Outfield provides an orchard management and yield estimation system for high value fruit crops like apples, pears and plums. The company’s system has generated sufficient traction that it’s already in use in three continents. Fruit growers are using Outfield to deploy…

New Kiwiplant srl (NKP)

New golden kiwifruit variety presented in Latina

New Kiwiplant srl (NKP) organized a meeting and orchard visit to promote a new golden kiwifruit variety created in cooperation with the University of Udine (AC 501 022 2018/3379). Over one hundred technicians and operators from all over the world attended and visited the two-year-old orchard covering 2 hectares…

All Sicilian PDO and PGI citrus fruits featured on 1 October 2021

Forum on Sicilian citrus farming

The Forum on citrus fruit growing in Sicily is an opportunity for citrus producers, represented by their consortia, to meet with the regional institutions in charge of guiding and supporting marketing and sales strategies. The event will see the participation of numerous national and regional experts, who will discuss issues…

Quality meters on display at Fruit Attraction 2021

The latest innovations in advanced NIR fruit maturity meters from Felix Instruments – Applied Food Science will be unveiled at Fruit Attraction 2021 in Madrid on October 5 - 7 in booth #5C04C. Experts from Felix Instruments will be on hand to discuss a range of products at the global event, which is…

And ensure greater harvests, yields

New technology will help achieve more regular cropping

There is a new technology that monitors a fruit tree’s carbohydrate status, allowing for timely corrective action, if needed, to ensure an optimal harvest. The technology – developed by global agricultural company Agri Technovation and branded as ITest™ Carbohydrates – is especially effective in…

Yara develops a new foliar fertilizer for banana cultivation

Banana growers now have a new foliar nutrition solution for their crops. The Norwegian company  Yara, which has been present in Ecuador for more than fifteen years, developed an…

Cuba is home to one of the world's most important viand, plantain, and banana germplasm banks

The National Institute for Tropical Viand Research (Inivit), which belongs to the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) of Cuba, has been dedicated for more than 45 years to the…

Foto: Anrahter Spargelhof

Special potato pre-sprouting boxes provide a basis for good growth and higher yields

Pre-sprouting for a better potato harvest

According to bekuplast Ltd, a successful harvest depends on many factors besides the weather: The selection of the right varieties, good soil cultivation, balanced fertilization, caring for the plants and, last but not least, the quality of the planting material. Pre-germination boxes from bekuplast…

Cyprus research and innovation Centre

Photonics sensor able to spot bacteria on fruit and vegetables

A new detector is under development that will be able to spot minute traces of poisonous elements with photonics, giving a result in a matter of minutes. This is quite useful,…

FedEx to deploy trucks on public highway between Houston and Dallas

PACCAR begins extensive field test with self driving trucks

DAF’s parent company PACCAR and FedEx have begun an extensive field test in the US with self-driving trucks. The vehicles will be driven on the route between Dallas and Houston – a journey of around 400 kilometers. The self-driving technology has been jointly developed by PACCAR and Aurora with the aim…

"It forces you to think about the industry, and not just the thing that you are trying to innovate"

How embracing open innovation principles can help facilitate growth of Australian horticulture businesses

A global innovation agency believes that in modern-day trade, there has become a need for expertise that was not previously associated with horticulture and fresh fruit and vegetable production, in order to facilitate transformation and growth into the future. While the concept of open innovation, and…

Produce protection application extending to California table grapes

Hazel Technologies announces Illume Agriculture®, a vertically integrated company operating more than 10,000 acres of high-value permanent crop assets including table grapes, almonds, pistachios and bulk wine grapes globally, will utilize Hazel™ during its 2021 table grape season. With its use of Hazel,…

Salinity-tolerant plant grown for the first time in aquaponics

Recently, at IRTA Sant Carles de la Ràpita, a salinity-tolerant plant, Salicornia or sea asparagus, has been grown for the first time in aquaponics in combination with mullet…

AI agtech company iUNU acquires indoor agtech company

AI agtech company iUNU announced yesterday its acquisition of Artemis, an enterprise Cultivation Management Platform (CMP). iUNU's acquisition of Artemis marks its latest step…

Use of drones can really help southwest Florida citrus growers

In recent years, the Florida citrus industry has suffered a staggering decline due to several problems, including citrus greening, damage from hurricanes, and a dwindling…

South African speciality baby veg exporter is rolling out solid cardboard punnets for its range

Yukon International leads the way in sustainable baby veg packaging

Yukon International, an exporter of specialised fresh produce from South Africa to the European and Middle Eastern markets, has announced it is moving its product range to solid cardboard punnets. “Our journey started in 2019 when we committed ourselves to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development…

Smart Technology will drive China’s $90 bln digital agricultural economy

Top agricultural expert Zhao Chunjiang from the Chinese Academy of Engineering stated at the opening of the Smart Agriculture Competition co-organized by Pinduoduo that…

Sustainability label for Equans’ condensation drying technology

One of 1,000 clean and profitable solutions in the world to protect the environment. This is what EQUANS’ (the new name of ENGIE Refrigeration) condensation drying technology can call itself now that it has been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label. The drying and storage system enables arable…

Mana Farms:

“We want to make technology as simple, efficient and convenient as possible”

“Having these units in restaurants will be an experience for guests, like having a lobster tank from which the customers can choose. Similarly, they can see the herbs and salads being used in their dishes,” says Raphael Schardt, co-founder, and CEO of Mana Farms. Mana Farms is a German agtech company…

Ecuador: Agricultural drones spearhead sustainable Andean farming

In the Andes region of Ecuador, XAG Agricultural Drones were recently introduced to a series of on-farm spray trials for high-altitude specialty crops. The demonstrations on…

MAPA and the sector held a webinar to address the growing role of innovation in Spain

Challenges and opportunities of new technologies in the fruit and vegetable sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA) organized a webinar on the occasion of the FAO 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. The webinar was…

© Phuttaphat Tipsana

AI technology gaining popularity in China

Intelligent agricultural machinery is now seen in farmlands across China. With the in-depth integration of AI into agriculture, farm work is becoming increasingly intelligent and more efficient, while agricultural production modes grow more effective. In Zhaoxian county, north China’s Hebei province, two…

Tracker could extend expiry dates of fresh food

A new tracking device could extend the expiry date of fresh produce. The Blue Box tracker is being added to shipments across Australia, following the foodstuffs from farm to…

Device to measure firmness of blueberries: license awarded

Each year, the University of Concepción, awards the ‘Science with Impact Award’. This year it went to the academic from the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, dr. Christian…

Suma Reddy with startup company Future Acres

“We are looking to increase yields and reduce emissions by using artificial intelligence”

A new startup company has a blueprint for successfully reinventing the wheel...barrow. Suma Reddy, CEO and cofounder of Future Acres, and her colleagues are in the process of developing artificial intelligence (AI) that would facilitate the picking process on farms harvesting fresh produce. “We are…

Carpenteria Fossano

Electric 'umbrella' that can be operated remotely

The innovation presented at Macfrut by Carpenteria Fossano is an actual automatic 'umbrella' that can be opened and closed via an electric motor. Detail of the steel truss with the chain system to rewind the cover Opening and closing operations only take a few seconds and can be controlled remotely to be…

QAAFI-UQ

Computer modelling and replication of real orchards to increase food production

Computer modelling could help orchardists design and plan their farms of the future. That is why University of Queensland researchers are utilizing "digital horticulture" which involves the optimization of orchard management practices. This is done by modelling in detail real or planned orchards with…

UTA to use tiny sensors to track bugs and combat infestations

The University of Texas at Arlington is helping develop tiny sensors that attach to insects, tracking their movements and life cycles in an effort to combat infestations and…

BreedingValue

Open Call for developing quality tool kits for soft fruit

The EU-funded research project BreedingValue, focusing on genetic resources in berries, has launched Open Call #4 for proposals on the development of methodological tool kits for sensorial quality assessment of berry genetic resources. The Open Call serves as a mechanism to transfer funding and knowledge from the project to European berry breeders and companies…

Ai-Ping Hu

GTRI

The future of peach harvesting

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed an intelligent robot that is designed to handle the human-based tasks of thinning and pruning peach trees, which could result in significant cost savings for peach farms in Georgia.    "Most folks are familiar with the harvesting of fruit and picking it up at the market," said Ai-Ping Hu,…

Loughborough University.

Loughborough University researchers turn to recycled plastics

3D-printed affordable tools for African growers

Loughborough University researchers have managed to turn polymeric refuse collected on the African continent into low-cost agricultural tools for local farmers. Through the ‘Circular Plastics Project,’ the team has recycled discarded bottles into a processable filament, before 3D-printing it into six…

Post-harvest solutions provider adds plant-based organic coating to stone fruit portfolio

Pace International LLC, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced today the introduction of PrimaFresh® 60…

New industry tomato

Med Hermes presents Forentum F1 oblong tomatoes

"After years of experience in the table vegetable sector, we have now introduced industry tomatoes," reported Alfredo Amoroso, Ceo at Med Hermes, an Italian multinational located in Ragusa which has become a leader on the Spanish, Italian and Moroccan markets thanks to the great work carried out in the…

China’s first unmanned box ship ready for maiden voyage

China’s first autonomous container ship will enter service in October 2021. The 300 TEU vessel Zhi Fei will be deployed by the state-owned Shandong Port Shipping Group to…

First free APP intended specifically for the management of fruit tree farms launched in Spain

Simple, easy to configure and use, and with no download costs. We are talking about Farmable, an application that has already allowed thousands of fruit and vegetable growers…

Picking the way to a better asparagus future with robotic harvesting

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the Government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry, by alleviating ongoing labour challenges. The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work alongside New Zealand asparagus…

New way to freeze foods could cut carbon emissions immensely

Freezing is a relatively cost-effective way to preserve nutrients and taste, but unfortunately it comes with a big energy and carbon emissions price tag. Researchers now…

Low cost innovation extends fruits & vegetable shelf-life up to ten days

A study by the International Society for Horticulture Science explains that in India, 30 to 40 per cent of perishable agricultural harvest like fruits and vegetables goes to waste every year. The wastage begins right from the harvest, to improper storage facilities, transportation and retail shops or…

INIA Chile developed a software for drones that allows releasing biological controllers in the fields

INIA, with the support of the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA), developed software to support the management of pest monitoring of producers that allows releasing…

Post-harvest life extension solution receives EPA registration

Verdant Technologies is rolling out its HarvestHold™ Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life of fruits, vegetables and flowers by an average…

Citrus Under Protective Screen production systems

CUPS shows promising results in protecting grapefruit against HLB

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research seems to indicate that there is an innovative way to manage Huanglongbing (HLB) disease. Arnold…

Grape grower-marketer techs up in California to bring innovation to the forefront

Providing year-round grape supplies through all major producing regions, Oppy, grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world is distinguishing itself in California through its advances. Left: Garland Perkins; right: Hazel Technologies' sachet.  “We are precise and strategic in the…

Belgian coop markets tomato specialties as a unit

The Belgian cooperative, BelOrta, has updated nine of its specialty tomato varieties packaging. In doing so, the cooperative wants to market a unified, recognizable premium concept. Click here to enlarge. Contemporary packaging lineBelOrta's assortment has more than 50 kinds of tomatoes. Many are specialties, available…

Huercasa's novelties for Fruit Attraction

Grilled corn on the cob, halved sweet potato, marinated salad beets, and baked potato with skin

Huercasa will participate in Fruit Attraction, the sector's most important event at the national level, which will be held in person from October 5 to 7 at IFEMA, Madrid's trade fair and exhibition center, after the 2020 fair was held exclusively online. The company will take advantage of this scenario…

Controlled Environment Agriculture

New inspiration to increase high tech food production in Wales

A new way to increase high tech food production in Wales has been launched by the Welsh government. It should also have a positive impact on climate change. The new Controlled…

Instacrops develops Instafrost

Agtech Instacrops launch a solution that predicts frost 12 hours in advance with more than 90% accuracy

Chile's winter months are usually very cold and Chilean farmers are worried about a possible frost as the country's streets are frozen and Chile's central area is facing temperatures of nearly -5ºC. Even though many producers have systems or techniques to mitigate the effects of low temperatures on…

Launch of new biological fungicide formulated with a new generation strain of "Bacillus subtilis"

Seipasa, a Spanish company specialized in the development and formulation of bioinsecticides, biofungicides and biostimulants for agriculture, has announced the launch of…

Danielle Bruin about first Dutch purple sprouting broccoli crop

"Redi broccoli could revolutionize supermarket shelves"

In Europe, purple sprouting broccoli was first introduced in Spain, under Bejo's Redi concept, and the United Kingdom. This year, in the Netherlands, grower Nico Hoogendoorn began cultivating this new vegetable variety too. He is from Dutch Valley Vegetables. "Redi is a nice addition and expansion to the…

Tomato gin and chocolates at Belgian tomato festival

A new edition of the Belgian Tomato Festival will be held from 3 to 5 September at the Arboretum in Kalmthout. It promises to be an extra tasty edition, with many rare tomato varieties on display. Stoffels Tomaten, among others, will be showcasing its range. Unique this year are two tomato pralines made…

South African farmers to benefit from Israeli technology

Israeli agritech, varying from tech to decrease water usage to improving propagation, can be hugely useful to South African farmers. A recent webinar -hosted by the Israel…

Agri Impol Tech presented at Macfrut

Innovative strategies for biological control

Year after year, the number of crop protection and chemical products that can be employed to counter pathogens and harmful insects in agriculture gets smaller and smaller. Within that scenario and with the aim of achieving a more sustainable management of resources in line with the objectives of Agenda 2030, biological…

Flying robots with AI mechanisms can identify the right fruits for plucking

In the past decade, the introduction of cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning and deep learning has transformed the overall process of fruit harvesting. Now,…

New on-farm technology speeds up supply

Barden Produce is a vegetable and herb producer with operations throughout Eastern-Australia. They have just commenced their first production cycle using a newly established Redpath Greenhouse at Gatton in the Lockyer Valley. The fully automated protected cropping structure will see the first harvest of…

Europeanized American storage method

“Storing potatoes, disease-free sans chemicals”

Storing potatoes, disease-free and for longer without using chemical agents or germination inhibitors. That is what the Humigator does. This American-made machine is available in Europe for the second year. Initial results are very promising. Jef Viaene is the European market’s Humigator DFS dealer. He's…

LIF-tower concept:

Fresh herbs on the rise

In kitchens, there is typically a much wider variety of dried than fresh herbs. Dutch herb lovers Ard-Jan Bluemink and Marnix and Harm Keurhorst think this should change. Under the logo, 'Fresh herbs within reach for everyone', they're promoting fresh herbs and they are doing so using their LIF-tower concept. Marnix, Harm and…

Soft robotics might increase use of robots on the farm

‘Soft’ robots are made of malleable materials such as silicone and other polymers instead metal. These materials give robots organic characteristics, replicating the way…

Jeremy Sisson with Sakata Seed America on STM2255

“This round tomato variety ticks all the boxes”

Earlier this month, Sakata Seed America held its annual field days in Salinas (cold crops) and Woodland (warm crops), California. FreshPlaza attended the Woodland field trials and one of the featured crops was tomato variety STM2255 that was introduced to the US market in the spring of 2019. “It is a…

Elodie Brans, Stoller Europe:

Solution to controlling excessive ripening and senescence of fruits

Once again for this campaign, pome fruit producers can count on Hold Plus technology to reduce the acceleration of the senescence and ripening processes for apples and pears. And as a novelty this year, Stoller Europe guarantees the use of the solution in Organic Agriculture. Hold Plus, a Stoller Europe technology“Today,…

Reinhard and Niklas Krebbers of Wilhelm Weyers, Germany

"New optical sorter means we can serve all markets"

German potato wholesaler, Wilhelm Weyers, was founded in 1964. It primarily cultivates and sorts onions and potatoes. In 2014, Julia Krebbers and her husband Reinhard took over. Julia is the company's founder's daughter. The company bears his name. Recently they invested in a new Elisam optical potato…

ProduceIQ brings on new VP of Insights

Doug Fisher has joined ProduceIQ as vice-president of insights. He brings more than 30 years of produce industry buying, selling and data analytics experience to this…

According to new, third-party lab study

eatFresh-FC helps fresh cut fruit bowl last for unprecedented 21 days

Inventors of the eatCleaner® food safety line offer organic anti-browning powder to keep cut melon and pineapple from browning, mitigating food waste and keeping produce safe…

UF scientists use AI to try to more accurately predict citrus yield

Researchers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to help citrus growers improver their seasonal production forecasts. In a preliminary study…

Company studies the possibility of algae also contributing to the elimination of plastics

Project launched to manufacture paper and packaging from algae

DS Smith, the leading sustainable packaging company, has launched a project to study the possibility of using algae fibers as a raw material for paper and packaging products in order to meet the growing customer and consumer demand for sustainable products. This could make the company a pioneer in the…

"We released a card for the retail industry that keeps fruit fresh for longer"

As the living standards of Chinese consumers rise, so does their interest in high-quality, fresh fruit products. A growing number of suppliers in the fruit and vegetable retail market makes use of products that preserve the nutrients in fruit and vegetables, and stave off the organic deterioration. One…

The Compostable Company, Guy Sampson:

Agri-tape extends the benefits of compostable plastic products

Novamont’s Mater-Bi resins and products have been available in the South African marketplace since late 2018, sold by The Compostable Co into the retail, manufacturing and agricultural industries, although disruptions to supply channels and the advent of the Covid pandemic has set the market penetration…

Researchers develop a transgenic potato that emits fluorescent light in response to stress

A group of scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has found a new method for the early detection of abiotic stress in plants in potato crops, by developing a…

Edible coatings for fruit to reduce wastage and increase sustainability

According to the German aid organization, Welthungerhilfe, 1.3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away every year. About a third of this amount is food that has gone off or was damaged during transport. A new coating technology from the Dutch company Liquidseal keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for up to…

"Empowering farmers and agriculture community in India"

En-Ripe, a product of Heighten Innovative Solutions is a one stop solution for post-harvest artificial ripening. En-Ripe is an ethylene-based fruit ripening powder that aims at providing a healthier and safer alternative to harmful chemical based ripeners across fruits for all seasons. It is recognized…

South African farmers find many advantages to electric three-wheelers

The electric three-wheelers that Pierneef Smit, South African general manager at Berda Fruit Agricultural Consultants, noticed on Chinese fruit farms, have proven themselves useful to South African farmers in more ways than expected. The electric three-wheelers in use on a farm near Lydenburg, Limpopo…

Hands-free farm is using AI, smart sensors and lettuce-harvesting robots

In Australia, innovators have just presented the country's first fully automated farm; it cost $20 million to set up. Conducted by researchers at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, in partnership with the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre, the project could see robots doing almost all the…

Facial recognition software can help save multibillion dollar grape crop

An unusual collaboration between a biologist and an engineer might greatly enhance the current to protect grape crops. The new technology, using robotics and AI to identify…

BayWa AG

First pilot projects at Lake Constance

BayWa launches sustainable truss system on the market

BayWa presented a new development in the field of hail protection for fruit at the Bodensee-Obstbautag (BOTT) in Langenargen-Oberdorf near Tettnang. The "Fruit Traverse System" acts as a substructure for hail protection systems. Thanks to its wire structure, it can be flexibly adapted to a wide range of…

Breakthrough in the tests of the first transgenic Cavendish banana plants with resistance to Fusarium

The trials conducted by a group of researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, offer promising results in the search for Cavendish banana…

Chinese Syngenta Group announces two new tomato varieties

Syngenta Group China organized the "Flavor Journey---Yoom cocktail tomato and Nebu cherry tomato tasting session" in Shanghai on the 7th of August, 2021. These two unique tomato varieties will be available in the Chinese premium supermarket chain Ole, where Chinese consumers can introduce their taste…

Upgrade of pineapple coating technology for improved export quality and product consistency

JBT Corporation, a technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, announces upgrades to one of its Sta-Fresh® Pineapple Coating Technology solutions,…

China pushes Digital Agriculture to enable rural vitalization

Digital agriculture is driving China’s rural vitalization. Experts claim digital technology is bound to play a bigger role in the country’s steps toward rural vitalization and…


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