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.
This video highlights some of the high-tech commercial vertical-farming operations supplying fresh greens to cities across the world – and some of the big-name investors backing them.
Fresh Local Produce of Ohio is reaping the benefits of its automated production system, with huge demand for its pre-packed salads in the COVID-19 shutdown.
Manufacturing industry experts say preparing to do business post-COVID-19 means transitioning to a more flexible, more localised and less ‘human-dependent’ way of working.
Scanit Technologies has netted US$250,000 in prize money with its novel in-field platform that detects airborne plant pathogens and alerts growers, enabling them to take action to prevent potentially devastating crop infections.