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Sector | Machinery

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A harvester that maximizes harvesting efficiency and preserves product quality

British blueberry season begins with new AI-assisted machinery

Northern Japan

Aomori prefecture leverages AI for apple sorting

Fruit Graders SL operates all over the world

Second-hand sorting lines can be installed for cherries too

RipeLocker Partners with distributor in Ecuador to deploy their technology to the floral and fruit market

Antonio Tortosa, manager of Biocaptur:

"Light is the weakness of pests like Tuta, and also our tool to kill them"

USDA allocates $50 million to farm labor program in the U.S.

Hort Connections 2024: How Technology is Changing the Fresh Produce Industry

"There is a powerful opportunity to leverage data if we share it across the supply chain and turn it into information"

Continuous3D is now a commercial offering being pitched in market

Murre Technologies develops MT polisher for W. De Boer & Zn.

"The 'world's biggest polisher' allows us to take new steps in the vegetable processing industry"

Stuart Payne - GP Graders

MultiView enables nearly 100% of the product surface to be captured and analysed

Using optical grading technology

Potato and onion supplier surpasses its ROI in the very first year

Second cherry packing line increases capacity and packaging options

Washington State University research

Robotic gripper for automated apple picking developed

Flikweert Vision -

Dutch potato and onion sorting machine upgrades improves quality assessment

Laserweeding kills weeds at the meristem before they compete for precious resources

Hort Connections 2024: Seeing some of the latest automations and technology firsthand on farm tours

Result Group's EcoMark Natural Branding machine

Hort Connections 2024 Photo Report: Trade Show was a hive of activity across the three days

Sauna treatment for strawberries grants a clean start

Although SmartMak is known for date processing, machinery is also suited for citrus

"Our equipment is adept at processing various fruits and vegetables"

South African blueberry grower achieves consistent quality with new machines

Extensive fruit and vegetable processing equipment auction in Emmeloord (NL)

Siropack in the US

"Respect" patent the protagonist of the NPE fair in Orlando

AgroFresh and Fontestad -

Washing equipment helps Spanish citrus handler achieve over 70% annual water savings

New nitrogen generator focuses on accessibility and cost efficiency

Harter GmbH
Stephan Ortmann from Harter Ltd on the application potential of fruit and vegetable drying

Significant increases in the conversion of supposed waste into upcycling products

Vegetable and fruit processing equipment from Dofra and Urschel for sale

Queensland University of Technology

QUT works on robotic innovation in Australian banana farming

Francesco Pellerano (Italy)

"Our mulchers are in demand in Egypt"

Ecomeccanica's contribution to farmers in the Sele Valley

Vegetable producers have a new ally in the fresh-cut sector

Tomra -

Machinery guarantees safety and quality of organically farmed packaged salads at Italian cooperative

Fruit and vegetable equipment up for auction

6+6 Rotopack by REV Packaging Solutions

An ultra-delicate weighing machine with packing bench

Introducing Scalibur: Potato slicing with Dual Rotation Technology

NSF and USDA join forces in agricultural robotics research

A fully automated cherry truss tomato harvesting robot to hit the market

Manufactured by Bulltec for Colt.Or: watch the video!

A fennel grader focused on the utmost efficiency

Italian machinery company celebrated 100 year history of sorting at Macfrut 2024

Worldwide demand for Tong’s latest Unifill big bag and box filler

TopControl CEO Michael Saltuari (Italy)

"Our solutions for reducing costs and improving efficiency"

Valtara introduces a new wrapping machine in Italy

Watch the video!

Karmen field scales for grapes: a new season approaches

With the onset of summer, there's much activity at Marc Geerts' strawberry vending machines

"Sales through strawberry vending machines is a growing market"

Cherry packhouses experience efficiency and profitability benefits of new deep learning technology

Michael Panuccio, Freshxpress:

"This isn’t just another cooling machine, it’s a game-changer"

UK company receives new Romaine lettuce vegetable harvester

Agrimat company in Tortona (Italy)

Innovative technologies have also met with approval in Saudi Arabia

TR Turoni (Italy)

How to assess the quality of cherries and small fruits

New system for cleaning sweet potatoes by Polderjongens

Machines help to unload trucks bringing in onions faster

"Fewer forklift movements means more peace of mind and better overview"

CSIRO works on optical scanning for pest detection in fruit

Proposed by Zetapack

A new weigher for blueberries and cherry tomatoes

Using robotics to help sort onions on Georgia farms

The future of logistics is automated

The Maf Roda Group unveils a new, more intuitive and flexible software for cherries

Anna Di Rienzo from Tred Technology

"Our machines meet the needs of various types of operators"

Ernst Slabbekoorn, Swift International:

"Many European growers busy with frost protection"

Video of the Calderoni inter-row tiller below

Interesting market trend also in North Africa

Aerobotics
Leveraging AI to assist fruit and nut farmers

South Africa's Aerobotics has the U.S. as its primary market

Autonomous robot harvester makes the cut with asparagus

PND - Fruit Processing Machinery

Taking advantage of the great potential of pomegranates with the right machinery

Polish develop AI-driven solutions even for small blueberry farms

Fruit Graders will be present at the Freskon fair in Thessaloniki (April 11-13)

"For sale: refurbished used fruit processing lines"

Tomra food inaugurates new center in Valencia

Florix tested in the field: videos and photos below

Flower thinning machine that can also be used for pome fruit trees

WASTO-PAC GmbH
Walter Ahn from WASTO-PAC on the new, dual-track crate cleaning system:

"Cleaning services not only ensure hygiene, but also facilitate sustainable use of reusable containers"

Orchard Robotics receives $3.8 mln to build robots and AI to power precision crop management

FrostBoss launch new laydown fan tower:

The elegant solution to frost protection

Wrap Box 600 by GNA

"We have improved the performance of our lidding machine with this new version"

Exploring drone pollination in South Australian glasshouses

Solar irrigation offering to be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa