• Food tech startup produces shelf-stable foods that don’t need freezing or refrigeration

    Farther Farms, a food tech startup with Cornell roots. Its innovative sterilization technology produces shelf-stable foods that don’t need freezing or refrigeration. Their…

    Global onion trade moves online

    The 2000’s kicked off the cloud computing revolution in technology companies by introducing a pay-as-you-go model for web services, which significantly lowered the entry barrier and increased the scalability for new technology companies – and so the “startup” era began. Soon after, a flood of e-commerce platforms and…

    Madras Mandi App enables procurement of fresh fruits and vegetables in Chennai

    Economic problems will always stimulate people's interest in new possibilities and ideas. Prashanth Vasan learned this during the lockdown last year, when India’s food…

    New citrus varieties obtained by INRA Morocco

    A call for competition to grow the new citrus varieties obtained by INRA Morocco. According to Agrimaroc, several new hybrid rootstocks have been obtained by directed crossing…

    Expanding into imaging technology

    Apeel makes first acquisition

    Apeel announced its acquisition of ImpactVision for an undisclosed amount. ImpactVision’s hyperspectral imaging technology is soon to be integrated into Apeel application systems at supplier locations around the world —adding a new layer of insights to help fresh food suppliers and retailers further reduce food waste. Apeel’s…

    DNA markers that elicit resistance discovered

    Code for ToBRFV-resistant tomatoes cracked in Israel

    TomaTech announces a major advancement in the fight against the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which has caused significant economic damage estimated as much as billions of USD in the last few years globally. Led by Assaf Eybishitz Ph.D., the company furthered the fight against this pandemic…

    Researchers at Agriculture Victoria look at new sensor and traceability technologies

    Agriculture Victoria Research (AVR) demonstrate the benefits of using real-time data loggers and new sensor technologies to monitor the export cool chain. Minimising temperature fluctuations and streamlining the supply chain will improve the quality and consistency of Victorian grown cherries in South…

    Citrus derivative makes transparent wood 100 percent renewable

    Five years after introducing see-through wood building material, researchers in Sweden have taken it to another level. They found a way to make their composite 100 percent renewable – and more translucent – by infusing wood with a clear bio-plastic made from citrus fruit. Since it was first introduced in…

    "Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes" to bring additional value to grower, supermarket and consumer"

    As of this week, the first 'Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes' are available at Dutch supermarket chain DEEN. After a period of successful experimentation, grower Duijvestijn is harvesting the special tomatoes this year for the large-scale introduction. "Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes stand out because of the…

    European grocery store successfully implements AI-based fresh produce recognition technology

    The COVID-19 pandemic and its disrupting effect on the retail sector have accelerated some in-store technology trends like biometric checkout and scan-and-go systems. The new trend that is emerging? is the drive to look for solutions to distinguish fresh produce—like fruits and vegetables—as they tend to perish…

    The study to obtain new cherry varieties in the Guadalentin Valley advances

    The project to obtain new cherry varieties that don't require much cold in the Guadalentin Valley, which is being developed at the Lorca Agrarian Demonstration Center within…

    Igea totem

    Innovative automatic dispenser for bags and gloves

    A unique innovative fully-automatic dispenser for bags and gloves in self-service vegetable and bread sections has been developed by Igea. Gianluca Goldoni, partner of a Conad store, reports that "it is a very useful idea that makes clients feel safer, which is very important nowadays"- (Photo supplied…

    Small Robot Company launches first commercial robot

    Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced its first commercial robot, ‘Tom’. The Tom monitoring robot is now delivered to commercial specification and entering service on UK farms. Customers include the Lockerley Estate, where robots are a key part of…

    21st century South African farming

    Drones, technology and increased food security

    Farming is more and more often associated with cutting-edge technology, drones and artificial intelligence, now that the sector is seeking new ways to optimise their crop…

    new medium TOV Gerdicia RZ

    "Besides being flavorsome, tomatoes also need to be attractive and uniform"

    Today’s consumers place ever-higher demands on the products they buy, and tomatoes are no exception. Besides being flavorsome, they also need to be attractive and uniform.…

    AgriTechNZ chief executive Brendan O’Connell

    Technology shaping the future of NZ productivity

    Tāmaki Makaurau - Technology is shaping the future of agriculture which will help inject a massive impetus into the New Zealand economy, AgriTechNZ chief executive Brendan…

    Fruit importer/exporter launches multi-use app

    Salix Fruits, fresh fruit import and export company, celebrates its 10th anniversary by launching an app that has been developed with Lyncros, a software factory for mobile applications, business solutions and microservices with secure APIs in companies of all sizes. With more than 15 years of experience…

    Smart fruit vending machine boom on the horizon

    As an important daily consumer category, fresh produce is becoming the focus of an increasing number of companies, and there is little doubt about the bright prospects of the…

    Tackling food waste with AI-driven technology

    On Stop Food Waste Day (April 28), Afresh acknowledges the impact food waste has on our environment and communities and the company looks for ways to solve this enormous problem. One-third of all food produced is wasted every year. In the U.S. alone, that is $408B worth of food, with a greenhouse gas…

    22nd China International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo showcases 300 new vegetable varieties

    On April 20, 2021, the 22nd China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo/2021 China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Seed Industry Expo opened its doors in Weifang, Shandong. The exhibition showcases the latest scientific and technological achievements of vegetables, seeds and…

    Updates on the 'Plastic-Free Crops' project

    Biodegrable pots from niche product to more extensive use

    "Little by little we are achieving more and more results. We have moved from theory to practice on all fronts. Our Plastic-Free Crop project is gaining ground with the use of Fertil Pot cultivation pots. These are 100% biodegradable and made from plant fibers. QuickPot pots, made from 100% recycled and…

    BayWa Global Produce subsidiary

    TFC-Holland invests in Softripe® technology

    The exotic products specialist TFC-Holland in Maasdijk, the Netherlands, has become one of the first companies in Europe toimplement the new Softripe? technology. This artificial intelligence (AI)-supported process impresses with an innovative, optimised ripening process and is characterised by a higher…

    $5 million in capital enhances post-harvest life of perishables work

    RipeLocker announced yesterday it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is from previous company investors, many of whom are renowned in the agriculture industry, including academics, agriculture executives and growers/packers/shippers. The new funds will…

    Christopher Smith - PalletPlast

    Recycled plastic fruit pallets “have developed beyond our wildest dreams”

    PalletPlast was awarded the best new end-use product by Petco (a South African plastics industry body supporting the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate or PET), for their fruit pallets manufactured from plastic from the waste stream. Their plastic pallets are all exactly the same size, and…

    Plastic-Puglia - a leading company in the production of irrigation systems

    Plastic-Puglia, a company founded in Monopoli in 1967 covering over 100.000 sq m and with 200 employees, is a global leader in the production of complete systems for precision irrigation. It manufactures irrigation and fertigation systems for both greenhouses and open fields and even supplies the most…

    Finistere Ventures - Aotearoa Fund

    New multi-million dollar fund established to help NZ's growing agtech industry reach its commercialisation potential

    Leading global agrifood technology capital investor, Finistere Ventures is helping to bridge the gap between New Zealand's "world-leading" agriculture research through to the commercialisation of start-up companies and innovative technology. The company has launched the NZ$40M Finistere Aotearoa Fund in…

    Does RNAi-based technology fit within EU sustainability goals?

    If we were farmers in Europe today, we would probably have major concerns about our future. In fact, the European Commission foresees a radical transformation of the food production system by 2030 to ensure sufficient food for the entire population produced in a sustainable and safe way for the…

    Crispin Russell - ArcAqua

    South African ozone sterilisation technology “hasn't been a hard sell”, says chief technology officer

    The use of chlorine and peracetic acid to sterilise fruit is increasingly being replaced by ozone to remove bacteria, mould and fungi without leaving a residue. ArcAqua, a Cape Town-based company, has patented technology that allows ozone to be entrained within a shroud of water droplets ? directing the…

    WayBeyond - New Zealand

    Solutions for growers to not only become economically sustainable but reduce food waste

    A New Zealand-based agritech solutions company says even changing an element of the way a fruit and vegetable business is run can greatly lead to the reduction in food waste and improve sustainability. Speaking at the recent MobileTECH Ag conference in Rotorua, WayBeyond Chief Technology Officer Jonathan…

    New 'Ankerfix Easy' binding rubber enables gentle fruit growing

    "Long service life, less plastic and easy to use"

    Nowadays, the use of plastics within agriculture is increasingly being criticized. In fruit growing, too, attempts are now more and more often being made to dispense with plastic by means of sophisticated alternatives. However, these environmentally friendly alternatives should also be robust and easy to…

    Walmart introduces restoring pollinator habitat program

    Imagine mornings without orange juice or summer picnics without strawberries. Such a future is possible if we don’t take collective action to begin restoring pollinator…

    NZ Young Farmers

    The importance of balancing traditional methods and innovation in the future of the NZ farming industry

    Young people entering today's farming industry need to have an understanding of technology and science and be open to embracing innovation and change, according to the New Zealand industry body NZ Young Farmers (NZYF). Chief Executive Officer Lynda Coppersmith told the MobileTECH Ag conference in Rotorua…

    Civ, Consorzio italiano vivaisti

    Strawberry Flavia is becoming increasingly popular in South Italy

    Many companies in South Italy and in particular in the Basilicata region are testing the commercial varieties of CIV with great interest, in particular the variety Flaviapbr, characterized by early ripening, mid-vigour, fruits that are external to the foliage and therefore easy to harvest, with high…

    New Zealand start-up uses TikTok to alleviate picker shortage

    A Gisborne tech start-up is helping New Zealand’s picking shortage by using social media platform TikTok to fill hundreds of jobs. The company, founded by Gisborne’s Candice…

    Ian Yule - PlantTech Research Institute Limited

    "We're not trying to create new sensors or robotics, but rather use AI systems to better utilise the technologies"

    Introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology into fruit and vegetable growing operations, and making sense of all the data that exists, takes an 'all of industry' approach rather than a purely scientific one, according to a leading New Zealand-based research and development organisation. PlantTech…

    FG Adriaanse – Adagin Technologies

    Credible data on worker productivity releases farmers from onerous policing

    FG Adriaanse and JD Naudé, the managing directors of Adagintech at the Stellenbosch LaunchLab, spend hours discussing what it is that farmers really want of a digital management system in the field and in the packhouse. “What we've realised is there is fundamental need among farmers to measure their…

    Bio vegetable packaging made with plastic recovered from the sea

    Agromediterránea has launched a new container for the marketing of BIO radishes under its brand Sun & Vegs. It is a sustainable container made with recycled plastic that has been recovered from areas near the coasts and in the seas of Southeast Asia. It is doing so as one of the main partners of…

    New Delhi resistant zucchini variety launched

    At the end of 2021, HM.Clause will complement its range of products with four new varieties of zucchini “NO-ND – New Delhi resistance”. They are specially designed for the Mediterranean region and they are suitable for diverse agronomic and climate conditions. Besides this strong resistance, the “NO-ND –…

    Root-ai.com

    AppHarvest acquires Root AI and its robotic harvester

    The Kentucky-based AppHarvest company has built over 3 million ft2 of indoor agricultural space to hydroponically grow non-GMO, pesticide-free produce using 90% less water than open-field agriculture. At the same time, the company claims to be producing yields up to thirty times that of traditional…

    Chemical savings up to 78%. Video below

    Electric robot for a precise weed control

    Over the past few months, the Swiss company Ecorobotix has developed an electric-powered robot, powered by photovoltaics. The additional novelty lies in the fact that it is a precision weed killer that saves up to 78% of chemicals. Video below? The tests were conducted last summer in Germany on herbaceous crops,…

    Industrial scale 3D food production to start in 2022

    Gastronology - refined gastronomy, 3D technology linked to create 3D food solutions with fresh ingredients

    For some people, dinner is a tasteless, albeit practical, affair. Older people and those with dysphagia, who battle to swallow, often have blended foods. This aids in swallowing but doesn't taste or look appetizing. 'It doesn't have to be that way,' thought Peter Nieuwkerk, owner of the Budelpack Group…

    How the New Zealand agriculture industry is preparing to enter the "golden age" of robotics

    The horticulture and agritech industries are at the start of the golden age of robotics and automation, according to a leading New Zealand-based company. Rocos provides the support to connect robotics to what 'The Cloud' has to offer including AI, 3rd party API's and visualization, as well as helping to…

    Israel Chemicals Ltd adopts Plantarray diagnostic system

    New platform might enable better crop yields

    In order to achieve a high level of confidence in new agricultural products, R&D must be focused on examining new plants or the effect of new materials on the plant. This need…

    China Agricultural University & Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo

    Artificial intelligence victorious in Chinese fruit growing competition

    Experts in artificial intelligence have beaten some of the world's best strawberry growers in a Chinese competition to see who could grow the most fruit. Three teams of top…

    Cobus von Wielligh, Miaan Kramer & Iwan Labuschagne - Provar

    Culteva? platform allows fruit evaluators and breeders ease of data collection & report-creation

    Provar, South Africa's independent new variety evaluation company, developed an inhouse evaluation data collection and reporting platform, called Culteva, for their own use. It has proven to be successful and has been adopted by a number of local and international clients, the company says. Culteva's…

    "NFC single-use thermometers save on the cost of cloud storage"

    It has been a year since the outbreak of Covid-19 and consumers now pay more and more attention to food safety. This also means that people in the fruit industry need to pay more attention to track-and-trace technology for fruit and vegetables. Thermometers play a vital role in the cold supply chain of…

    Spinach leaves could benefit growth of lab beef

    Boston College research has shown that the veiny skeleton of a spinach leaf can support the growth of artificial meat. As synthetic meat is growth from a culture of animal…

    Mr. Green by TSI Italia

    Versatile tomatoes that add value and capitalize investments

    Blossom-end rot is a problem that affects table tomatoes. Finding a variety with a good tolerance can be hard, especially if it needs to combine resistance to TYLCV, TSWV and Cladosporium. When these characteristics must go hand in hand with the need of producing oblong tomatoes that are appealing,…

    United States, Latin America and Europe

    Avocado suppliers unite to deliver longer-lasting produce year-round

    Apeel today announced an expanded partnership network made up of more than 20 avocado industry leaders using Apeel’s plant-based protection in the United States, Latin America and Europe. New partners join Apeel's current global network to provide year-round supply, longer-lasting external and internal…

    Neural network uses orchard data to predict fruit quality after storage

    A researcher from Skoltech and his German colleagues have developed a neural network-based classification algorithm that can use data from an apple orchard to predict how well apples will fare in long-term storage. The paper was?published?in?Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Before the fruit and…

    "NZ has a very good name as a market leader and agriculture innovator, so they will give companies the time and listen"

    New Zealand has a huge tech opportunity in the Middle East's growing horticulture industry

    An international consulting company says New Zealand has a real opportunity to be a partner of choice with the Middle East in providing "world-leading agritech solutions" to a growing agriculture sector. Alpha Kennedy, from Prime Consulting International, told delegates at the MobileTECH Ag event in…

    Krishi.outlookindia.com

    Indian research team aims to add shelf life without refrigeration

    As fruits and vegetables are among the most perishable agricultural produce, Indian post-harvest losses reportedly result in billions of losses per year. These loss primarily occur due to lack of proper facilities for storage and transportation. Some estimates put wastage at around 52% even before the…

    T&G Global

    T&G Global

    Building a skilled Hawke’s Bay workforce through virtual reality

    T&G Global is harnessing virtual reality technology to recruit and train Hawke’s Bay locals in positions it’s struggling to fill, particularly forklift drivers. The company has partnered with the Whiti programme to deliver a Supply Chain Cadetship which offers job seekers a two-week comprehensive…

    Pineapples peeled and diced in a flash

    Many supermarkets have an orange press for freshly-squeezed orange juice. But the German supermarket in this video has something else. It's a machine that peels and dices pineapples. Nifty, right?

    "By engaging in these projects, it is possible to influence and access new funding outside the current models."

    How NZ's Agritech Industry Transformation plan is trying to get the most out of research investment

    New Zealand's "world-class" agriculture and scientific research are often being underutilised, according to the country's leading agritech organisation. Speaking at the annual MobileTECH Ag in Rotorua, AgriTech New Zealand highlighted the Industry Transformation Plan that was launched by the Ministry of…

    Promising results: disinfection using UV-C

    Consumers who buy a bag of lettuce expect to -find a clean product with a reasonable shelf life and no health risks. Processers need to meet this need without using excessive amounts of water and, in many countries, without using resources such as chlorine. Sormac investigated to what extent UV-C can…

    "Boxed-ripening works best for bananas and mangoes"

    The outbreak of Covid-19 created many serious obstacles for the global fruit industry. How do you make sure that fruit is ripe enough and still has a long shelf-life by the time the fruit arrives, when the distribution time is uncertain and market developments are unpredictable? This is one of the main…

    University of California, Berkeley research

    Ice-fighting bacteria could aid crops against frost damage

    Every spring, California farmers have to be on the lookout for signs of frost. Faced with the prospect of losing an entire season’s harvest, growers spend millions of dollars…

    ?NTU Singapore scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage using durian husk

    Food scientists from?Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)?have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.Known as the "King of Fruits" in Southeast Asia, the durian has a thick husk with spiky thorns which is discarded, while…

    Shelf-life extension technology keeps grape stems fresh longer

    Founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste globally by extending shelf-life, the technology of Hazel? has since then found its way into many companies and produce categories. In just five short years, more than 160 growers, packers, and retailers of fresh produce use Hazel Tech? products in…

    In the last year, the Kilimo digital platform has helped save 30 billion liters of water in 10 countries

    "We promote the democratization of intelligent irrigation management"

    Latin American agriculture has faced a megadrought that has spread in this part of the world for almost a decade. Water is essential for agricultural production and food security. 80% of the water available for human consumption in this region is used for food production. “The reality varies in the 8…

    COST Action - iPlanta

    Modifying plants to produce interfering RNA - Final conference

    On March 25th, 2021, COST Action iPlanta, Modifying plants to produce interfering RNA is organising its final conference to highlight contribution of RNAi to sustainable agriculture, food safety and security.? The aim of the meeting is to create links with a range of stakeholders to develop the discussion…

    Combined technologies allow customers to make real-time decisions while produce is on land or water

    Shipping patterns and schedules have become very erratic in the past year. “There are so many pieces to a logistics puzzle,” says Christian DeBlasio, CEO of Purfresh. “This past year has shown us how labor shortages at field and packing house level, as well as social distancing requirements have reduced…

    Study concludes that it's possible to grow produce in greenhouses with semi-transparent solar panels

    A new study published in the Cell Reports Physical Science?journal has proved that it's possible to use semi-transparent solar panels, which are specifically designed to only…

    Combimetal Carrera: "No more concrete poles or difficulties in tying branches."

    An innovative umbrella-shaped structure for growing kiwis

    "With the arrival of new varieties of kiwi in our area, there was a need to have a structure that could support both the net and the plastic, as well as the weight of the plant in full production, thus ensuring greater control of the growing conditions and also facilitating harvesting. Assisted by a…

    Taiwan Technical Mission develops new tool for St. Lucia banana sector

    The Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP) in St. Lucia is intended to assist banana growers to increase their productivity, output and overall efficiency. Typically,…

    PMA town hall

    The potential of AI technology in solving problems in agriculture

    This week’s PMA town hall looked at the developments in AI and how the technology can be applied to solve problems in agriculture. Vonnie Estes, PMA’s Vice-President of Technology, talked with Dr. Elliott Grant, who is the general manager of Project Mineral at X, Alphabet’s “Moonshot Factory.” Grant and…

    Sensors for Summerfruit project off to a strong start after first production season

    A project aimed at understanding and measuring fruit quality in the Australian stone fruit industry has undertaken its first main production season of research. It is being led by Agriculture Victoria and Research Scientist Dr Mark O'Connell told the Food Agility Summit 2021 that the Sensors for…

    ITMO University, National University of Singapore, & University of Rovira i Virgili

    Fruit and vegetable film designed to detect pesticide residues

    A technology, intended to detect pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables is currently being developed by researchers from ITMO University (Russia), the National University…

    Smart RPCs unlock hidden efficiencies - help create more sustainable supply chain

    IFCO provides Real Time Intelligence on RPCs

    IFCO SYSTEMS, the world’s largest operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, has started a long-term initiative to add track and trace technology to IFCO RPCs. The project is a first step in creating "IFCO Smart RPCs" designed to unlock additional grower and retailer…

    Japanese company introduces apple ripening inhibitor Fysium in Brazilian market

    The Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical recently launched their fruit ripening inhibitor Fysium (1-MCP) on the Brazilian market. The harvest of Brazilian apples begins in…

    Two pineapple peeling machines peel 8,000 pineapples to go in one week:

    Reviewing an "emotional boost" in the fresh produce department

    At the end of the week, Piero Nickenig, team leader for fruit and vegetables at the Globus department store in Koblenz, takes stock: 8,000 pineapples (in cups), 500 coconuts and 200 melons were peeled and sold in just 6 days at the Globus hypermarket in Koblenz - an absolute record. "Without the two pineapple…

    Artes Politecnica in Italy

    Insect nets: Good experiences for monoblock and monorow installation

    As spring is approaching dangerous pests begin to wake up after winter and start to threaten our orchards. The Asiatic stink bug is probably one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding: its extreme mobility allows it to recolonize, in a very short time, all the areas that have been disinfected, thus…

    "This project reframes the role of technology into climate adaptation"

    The technology pilot projects helping farmers adapt to climate change and gain economic benefits

    A digital agriculture pilot being run by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is already giving horticulture farmers the confidence to change their operations for not just an economic benefit, but a benefit in terms of adapting to climate change. Dr Allen Benter leads the Climate-Smart…

    Banana breeding tracking tool BTracT makes light work of breeding

    Banana breeding tracking tool BTracT was developed as part of a project led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). It is a digital tool that uses…

    AgroFresh Solutions launches edible plant-based coatings for fresh products

    AgroFresh has announced that edible plant-based coatings for products will soon be available under the brand VitaFresh Botanicals. The company specializes in developing…

    Avocado grower adds Apeel to extend shelf life

    As part of their strategy to help reduce food waste, West Pak Avocado has partnered with Apeel, developer of a plant-based, end-to-end solution allowing a more extended shelf life for their premium avocados. Apeel’s plant-based protection is made from materials that are found in the skins, peels, and…

    Ultrasound cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning

    A study published in the magazine Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology reveals that cleaning salad with an ultrasound system would be the best way to reduce the microbial load…

    Prepara

    Herb Saver that keeps produce fresh for longer goes viral

    On TikTok, there is a video about a viral herb saver that may be just what you need to keep your cilantro, chives and dill fresher for longer. So if herbs are hard for you to keep fresh for long periods of time, this herb saver from Amazon is a tool you will adore in the kitchen. The viral video showcasing…

    David van Steenkiste, Plant-T:

    "The plant tower is a mini-vertical farm for the cultivation of herbs, flowers, fruit or vegetables"

    For years, David van Steenkiste was a herbalist at star restaurant Hertog Jan, as well as managing herbal company Herbas. David has now sold his company and started Plant-T, a company that markets plant towers. “A plant tower is actually a miniature vertical farm. You can grow herbs, flowers, vegetables…

    BelOrta introduces new Scarlet Red beef tomato

    BelOrta has further expanded its tomato assortment. This Belgian cooperative has introduced the Scarlet Red. This tomato is immediately recognizable. It has dark red flesh, a good shelf life, and an aromatic character. The first of these tomatoes will be sold today, Wednesday, 10 March. BelOrta's tomato range…

    “Our surveillance system assures farmers that irrigation is proceeding as planned”

    “Monitoring irrigation systems is very time-consuming these days. Farmers need to be on site to detect anomalies. We want to make their lives easier,” explains Nicolas Cavalier of Telaqua. The company has developed a system which allows farmers to monitor, program and optimize their irrigation networks…

    CropX

    CropX partners with Rieggo Rotoplas to provide Smart Farming Services in Mexico

    CropX, global agricultural analytics provider and rieggo, Grupo Rotoplas' new company dedicated to providing smart water services to farming operations in Mexico, announce their partnership to help Mexican agribusinesses reduce water consumption and improve crop yields. CropX’s self-installed sensors transmit soil…

    Robot hand with a 'human touch'

    A human hand can grasp anything. From a whole pineapple to a bag of tangerines. We also instinctively know how to adjust our grip on products. The company Soft Robotics applies this technique to their robots, making it very suitable for delicate products such as fruits and vegetables.

    Lasko

    New, fruit-shaped device to keep our fridges fresh

    The new Fresh Slice Fridge Ionizer from Lasko is a battery-operated, watermelon-shaped device that functions as an air purifier, just for our fridges. It uses the brand’s patented technology to release “odor eating particles” helping to break down ethylene gas, while also keeping any smells at bay.…

    Citrustech begins testing mechanized citrus harvesting with an olive grove harvester prototype

    The Citrustech Operational Group, which was set up to modernize citrus farms through mechanization and incorporation of technology, has begun testing mechanized harvesting and…

    Tessara Berrisys: Big difference in arrival quality of blueberries

    Tessara’s launch of their Berrisys product for blueberries came at exactly the right time, when many blueberry exporters from South Africa were looking at a sea freight alternative to air freight. “It was fortunate that we had this product ready when Covid-19 impacted the world fruit industry,” says Jaco…

    Yanni Yacial / IMPROVATE

    IMPROVATE Israel-UAE agriculture and water conference:

    "Desert agriculture can be the answer to food security"

    As climate change continues to impact agriculture worldwide, a conference aimed at advancing technological cooperation in agriculture and water was held in Tel Aviv this week with senior government representatives from Israel and Africa along with investors from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli…

    Kaohsiung District Agricultural Improvement Station

    New lighting tech increases passion fruit crops in Taiwan

    The Cabinet-Level Council of Agriculture (COA) stated that because of the lighting technology developed by the Taiwanese government's agricultural technology research institute in southern Taiwan, Taiwanese will no longer need to wait until summer to buy passion fruit on the local market. In Taiwan,…

    University of Georgia

    UGA researchers investigate blue light to increase blueberry quality and fight disease

    The COVID-19 crisis has put supply chain issues at the forefront of food production and packaging concerns. Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated a potential solution for extending the shelf life of blueberries by exposing blueberries to blue light during storage. Led by horticulture…

    Plant health measurements device

    Remarkable new employee for Mucci Farms

    In addition to the launch of a new OKO Immersive solution at Mucci Farms, the companies have signed an agreement to pursue 2021/2022 product development research in Mucci Farms’ Ontario greenhouse facilities. "Mucci Farms’ expansive facilities and diverse crop selection provides the ideal environment for…

    Digitalization takes flight

    Increased interest in quality inspection software

    Digitalization of processes continues to gain popularity as it increases efficiencies and saves time as well as money. Anton Alibekov, owner of Zofto Solutions explains how he got into the digitalization business and what software solutions his company offers. “I’ve always had a love for computers,” he…

    University of Southampton

    Ultrasonic cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning

    A new study has shown that gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing…

    University of Hawai'i

    High-tech detection determines pineapple harvest needs

    In a new study funded by the?U.S.?Department of Agriculture’s Small Business Innovation Research program, researchers in the University of?Hawai?i?at Mānoa’s?College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, IntelinAir, Inc. and Columbia University are investigating whether remote sensing and computer…

    Shibaura Institute of Technology

    Shibaura Institute of Technology - Japan

    An innovative contactless method for the timely harvest of soft fruits

    Scientists develop convenient technique to measure ripeness using laser-induced plasma shockwaves and the ensuing vibrations on the fruit’s surface?In agriculture, there are many mechanical methods to indirectly measure a fruit’s ripeness through its firmness. However, most fall short for soft fruits,…

    These tomato products' talk' to you via a QR code

    For people buying tomatoes, numbers like 986 hectares of tomato cultivation mean very little. Yes, it's many football fields, but what else? Nothing. Percentages are also tricky. Twenty percent lower CO2 emissions. Fine, but what does that mean? Quite a lot, according to the folks at the Azura Group. The…

    Youtube.com

    Saptkrishi agritech start-up

    Bhagalpur: Preservator helps farmers reduce wastage

    Agritech start-up Saptkrishi - headquartered in Bhagalpur - has developed the Sabjikothi or Preservator, a wheel-mountable, microclimate-based storage solution that is cost-effective and portable. It extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables from three days to 30 days. Although India is the…


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