Okanagan Specialty Fruits has completed its 2021 harvest of apples in Washington state orchards. Besides Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny varieties, the first crop of Arctic Fuji was harvested.
A smart scanning system is in development to detect fruit size, colour and possible defects for the Ontario apple and tender fruit industries. The goal is to have more consistent, higher-quality fruit and less reliance on manual processes.
Koppert Biological Systems has expanded its Horiver sticky trap range with four new traps for monitoring and trapping pests such as leaf miners, whiteflies, thrips and other harmful insects in a wide variety of crops.
Based in the Netherlands, Certhon and its Japanese partner DENSO, are launching the Certhon Harvest Robot. This multifunctional robot can detect, cut and transport greenhouse-grown tomatoes to boxes without human help.
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