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BelOrta invests in technology from Australia

Capacity new cherry sorter 4,200 kilograms per hour

As of last week, BelOrta has a high-tech sorting installation with optical sorting at its disposal. The machine was produced in Australia and is unique in Europe. “Because of the increase in our cherry area by as much as 150 per cent, we felt the need to scale up our sorting capacity. We’ve searched the world.....

Saves 15-10% in netting compared to existing techniques

Horizontal net packer for wide range of fresh produce products

Sarco Packaging has introduced a multifunctional REV VEGA horizontal net clipper, a versatile net packer for a wide range of fresh produce products. Products loose, in punnets or cardboard boxes can be packed in knitted or extruded netting. The netting can be provided with a wineglass label. The label can be.....

Combined processes with combi-protec generally approved

Innovative combat against Cherry-Vinegar-Fly

Combi-protec, a new product for fruit and wine producers to reduce their use of pesticides by up to 97%, has been approved. Residues after usage are only 1-10% of the allowed maximum. One liter combi-protec is combined with approximately 3% of the regular insecticide quantities and spread with around 20 liters.....

California

Automatic lettuce thinners reduce labour costs

Over the past few years, Californian agriculture has been affected by the lack of labour, so much so that finding new solutions for thinning, weeding, irrigation and harvesting operations became imperative for lettuce producers in the Salinas Valley. Thinning is an especially demanding operation, as it is.....