This year, five top-ranked international teams compete to grow lettuces entirely without human intervention in Wageningen University’s high-tech experimental greenhouse.
Australia’s food and beverage supply chains are being held back by ageing technology, underinvestment in digital and a lack of data-driven insight, says Accenture’s Jordan Griffiths, who offers some recommendations to manufacturers.
In Wageningen’s third Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams swill compete to grow the most profitable indoor lettuce crop from seed, entirely without human intervention.
China is boosting its resilience to supply-chain shocks by building high-tech vegetable-growing facilities close to cities across the nation.
Ingenious Israeli company Tevel has developed fruit-picking bots to speed and streamline harvesting, able to pick fruit even from the tops of trees up to five metres high. Tevel claims the return on investment is an impressive three weeks.
In this panel discussion hosted by Food&Beverage Industry News, keynote speakers from industry discuss COVID-19’s likely impact on food and beverage manufacturing going forward.
An autonomous pollinating robot designed by Israeli company Arugga is being trialled at Costa Group’s multi-million-dollar Tomato Exchange facility in Guyra, NSW.
The Federal Government has pledged $2.9 million to a multi-partner project under the new ‘Kelpie’ CRC-P that aims to automate the labour-intensive job of controlling weeds in pasture.
Australia-based crop scientist Oula Ghannoum discusses how tech-enabled protected cropping can boost food-supply-chain resilience – right now, and in a post-pandemic world.
Wageningen University & Research’s successful second Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge yielded powerful insights and ‘globally applicable’ algorithms, with AI teams outperforming human growers.