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US (CA): New agrobot in action on strawberry test crop
The incredible footage below shows an Agrobot strawberry harvester taking the back-breaking work out of labour intensive strawberry picking, as it gently scoops the strawberries from the ground and brings them to a comfortable sorting level.
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Kronen offers integrated UVC water disinfection system
The subject of hygiene plays an important role in the production facilities of the food industry. Kronen offers a new hygiene highlight with the sophisticated washing technology of the GEWA washing machines for industrial use in industry, catering and commercial kitchens: Via a built-in UVC reactor, the wash.....
Kiwi tek-lifts get leg up in Australia
Two Pukekohe brothers are about to take their business to new heights.FTEK co-directors James and Mark Currie are exporting 10 of the company's tek-lifts to Sundrop Farms in Port Augusta, South Australia this week. Sundrop Farms is building a 20 hectare facility which will produce 16,000 tonnes of tomatoes.....
AU: Groundbreaking robots can help growers pollinate
Two Australian-made robots have uncovered the best locations to place beehives in orchards to get maximum fruit output in a new study commissioned by Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation).Delivered by the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics, the findings came from a.....
JDC partners with Elisam/Ellips for electronic onion sorting
JDC (USA, Inc.) has been supplying ‘total integrated solutions’ for large-scale onion growing and packing businesses in the United States since 2014. Its grading lines are based on a unique camera sorting system that measures the external and internal quality of the onions. Sorting can be done by weight,.....
Tomato grower increases output with sorting machine
In 1947, the late Gaston Allaer immigrated to Canada with his entire family from East Flanders, Belgium. Gaston and his family brought with them a solid agricultural background and a strong work ethic which led them to settle and begin farmingin Wallaceburg, Ontario.In the late eighties, his three sons took.....
Dutch ag expert invited to Pakistan
In order to strengthen relations between the Dutch and Pakistani agricultural sectors, the Dutch Embassy in Islamabad invited Romke Wustman, an agriculture expert to visit Pakistan to discuss the latest agricultural technologies, innovations and ideas with stakeholders.During his four-to-five day visit,.....
Cut fruit mainly for industry, not for fresh market
Freshly cut fruit, offered in all sorts and sizes, is a growing market. Fruit salads, snack fruit at the gas station: there is a wide range of products. Most of the demand for cutting machines for fruit doesn’t come from suppliers of fruit salads for now, but from industry. The market for freshly cut fruit.....
Nicofruit sign a new deal with Marco
Nicofruit, an Italian fresh produce company based in southern Italy, have just signed a brand new deal with pack house experts Marco to build a state of the art packing line for their grapes and soft fruit.This will be a multipurpose line- packing both cases and punnets along a complex conveyor system.....
Kenya: ''Mechanization is the surest way of improving potato yield''
More Kenyan farmers are turning to mechanization to meet the growing demand for potatoes which is being caused by the rapid expansion of cities and towns and the popularity of fast foods. Mechanization can improve cultivation and reduce harvest losses which can amount to up to 50 per cent of the.....
Finis BV & Tre-F BV:
New onion peelers in production in South Germany
Tre-F BV and Finis BV supplied two onion-peeling machines to a major producer in South Germany. For many companies in the food industry the peeling of onions is a real burden. Onions have to be peeled in a precise, quick, clean and accurate way. Modern and innovative technology is necessary to peel large.....
company officially passed to Erwin Tummers this year
Tummers celebrates 40th birthday
Some colleagues weren't even born when the Tummers business was started 40 years ago. 8 March 1976 was the day that Fons Tummers started working under the name 'Technisch Centrum Tummers'. With two employees in a garage building in Bergen op Zoom this small company takes care of repairs to machines in the.....
“Bio-Fresh offers advantage for overseas export”
Bio-Fresh is an agent that extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. Thanks to a newly developed production process, the results have been improved by circa 25%.Bio-Fresh has been available for a while, and turns out to be a welcome addition in extending the shelf life of apples and pears. Jan.....
Deprez responds to new client demand
Deprez Construct develops and produces internal transport and storage machines. The company is increasingly asked to lead complete projects to improve the flow of goods within a company. This is now done under the name Deprez Handling Solutions. The company was founded in 1984, and traditionally focused a.....