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An Australian-based project to increase the use of precision agriculture on vegetable farms

A national project, involving some of Australia's leading farming stakeholders, is focused on improving the adoption of precision agriculture (PA) technologies in vegetable production systems. Queensland's Department for Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has been leading a Hort Innovation funded project…

Frigga's 4G real-time monitor launched at Fruit Logistica

Since the launch of their single-use dry-ice real-time temperature monitor last month, Frigga's cold chain real-time monitoring solution has received positive feedback from…

Pink Lady Europe presents all steps in Commitment Charter

At Fruit Logistica in Berlin, non-profit association Pink Lady Europe presented all the specific steps and actions outlined in the Pink Lady Europe Commitment Charter. The…

Jacco Smid, VDH Products

"New fruit regulator one to one replacement for old systems"

Developments in the digital world are moving rapidly. For VDH products, the manufacturer of measuring and control equipment from Roden, it was therefore time to replace the more than 25-year-old loyal FC-785PC fruit regulator with a regulator from the new generation: the MC2-FC, with more applications…

A smarter factory - connecting buying, sales and production departments

The processing and packaging of bulk agricultural products is labour intensive and error prone. Eqontrol, a new and intelligent software solution, connects machines and quickly solves problems in complex production environments. Whether you’re working with a small packaging line or within a larger…

Walmart will use 3D technology in its online fruit and vegetable sales

According to a study presented by Nielsen last year, in ten years 60% of American households will buy food online. In view of this, leading retailers, such as Walmart, have…

Thijs van Alebeek, QC One:

"Besides importers and exporters, more retailers and cooperatives are using our certification software too"

Almost eight years ago, Thijs van Alebeek developed the QC One certification app. It provides support to inspectors and ripening managers. They use this app during the inspection of different kinds of fruit and vegetables. This service has expanded rapidly in Europe. Now not only do many overseas…

New network to be trialled in Victoria for on-farm technology

Agricultural communities in country Victoria will be able to better manage their crops thanks to a new digital network being administered as part of the Victorian Government’s…

Lidl Denmark sells leftover fruit and vegetables with the help of food waste app

Lidl started in the spring of 2019 with a test of the food waste app, 'Too Good To Go' in 21 branches. The rest of the 124 Lidl branches in Denmark followed in November. The result: 50,000 sales of the so-called Magic Boxes with leftover fruit and vegetables that customers can pick up in the store at the…

Alejandro Sales, of Ingivision: "We provide sorters with the latest technology at a very competitive cost"

New external quality detection system based on neural networks

Ingivision, which is present in more than 20 countries directly or through intermediaries, is a producer of electronic systems for fruit and vegetable sorting. This year, at Fruit Logistica (Hall 4.1, stand C15), it will showcase a new external quality detection system based on neural networks that the…

New website shows exactly when which fruits will be ripe

With its new website, Artevos GmbH would like to give commercial fruit producers and private gardeners a better overview of what variety suits their range of products best and when exactly which fruits will be ripe. It shows when new fruits can be obtained and what their characteristics are. The revision…

Roll-out starts in Brisbane

Costa Group to develop 'Click and Collect service'

According to an article on insidefmcg.com.au, Australian fruit and vegetable supplier Costa Group is introducing a Click and Collect service for its retail and wholesale…

Blockchain to protect Sicilian oranges

A blockchain system is being used to ensure the authenticity of Sicilian oranges as part of a campaign against counterfeit citrus fruits. The Red Orange Upgrading Green…

Agro Merchants Westland and The Grape Hub are using FreshBabel Messenger

Two Dutch companies share messages digitially

Dutch companies, Agro Merchants Westland and The Grape Hub, recently started exchanging digital messages. They do so via FreshBabel Messenger. This link ensures neither company has any more administration around the processing of deliveries, production, or the shipment of goods. f.l.t.r: Rob Oosterbaan…

Rentia Operating Group

The major cooperatives in Almeria, Spain, are committed to digitalize the sector

Applying Big Data and artificial intelligence to crop production can optimize decision making and, ultimately, substantially improve profitability thanks to the savings in the…

Guidance product for Orchard and Vineyards launched

TeeJet Technologies has launched a new guidance product specifically designed for vineyard and orchard growers. The Matrix 430FV builds upon the highly successful and proven TeeJet Matrix 430 guidance product. This easy-to-use, low cost system is designed to ensure that the operator selects the correct…

TOMRA FOOD:

How digitalisation of the supply chain will reduce global food waste

To combat the global food waste crisis, the supply chain must look towards adopting a digitalized approach. Dr Felix Flemming from TOMRA Food, has investigated why a digital transformation can help reduce food waste and loss. The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports,…

Frigga provides real-time monitoring solutions for global supply chains

Frigga announces real-time, single-use wireless thermometers for dry ice and liquid nitrogen

Last month Frigga announced online support in 12 languages for "Frigga Track", an app that allows for real-time cold chain monitoring solutions. The app has received positive…

Fresh-key develops smart APP "Fresh-eye"

Fresh-key™ Technology is launching a smart mobile APP "Fresh-eye", to track the temperature, humidity, light and location data real-timely, simple operation and efficient coordination. As Tina Sun from Fresh-key mentioned: "Through Fresh-eye you have eyes on your fruits anytime, anywhere!"Based on the…

"You may have losses in transport because of these errors"

Fresh produce is not an easy business. You are always reliant on the weather conditions and how well the crop performs that year. Then, if you transport it to other destinations, you need to make sure this happens under the right circumstances so no crops are wasted. How to make sure nothing happens…

"New platform to provide better cold chain logistics services"

On December 15th, 2019, the official launch ceremony of the Asia Global Fresh Food Import & Export Platform 2.0 was held in Shenzhen. The entire top management of Asia Global Logistics Group (hereafter referred to as AG), including the CEO, Mr. Qiu Qunsheng,  attended the event. During Mr.Qiu’s speech, he…

Italy will start using blockchain technology for Sicilian red oranges

The Italian Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it would use blockchain technology –a complex digital verification method that also facilitates the use of crypto…

New device capable of disinfecting fruit and veg and charging your cellphone

YouPin, a remarkable device capable of disinfecting fruits and vegetables while also allowing wireless charging, is now available for sale in China. The device, manufactured by the company Ningbo Youban Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., is currently being backed by crowdfunding and more than 3,900…

New real-time monitoring system:

"Post-harvest logistics needs affordable prices"

"In today's market, post-harvest logistics require cutting-edge technology at affordable prices," stated Pablo Mugica, director of Ozeano. "One of the clearest examples is the real-time cold chain monitoring, which currently is only used to monitor certain products because of how expensive it is."…

Xsense® named in Top 100 Software and Tech Providers

Food Logistics, the magazine dedicated to the global food supply chain, has named Xsense® by BT9 to its 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers. This list is a guide…

Pakistan to launch fruit & vegetable app

Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will launch an app to facilitate the people to buy fruits and vegetables online at the officially-approved rates. New service Dawn…

New Zealand fresh produce automation player breaks into UK market

Global Pac Technologies automated robotic apple packer is continuing to make strides in securing market share across the global packing market with the announcement of its…

CropX and FarmAgro form precision agriculture partnership in Central America

Agricultural analytics company CropX has partnered with Costa Rican agroforestry equipment vendor FarmAgro to provide satellite-powered precision agriculture tools to farmers…

New compliance platform for companies in fruit and vegetables launched

Customer and certifier requirements on compliance for agricultural products are increasing constantly. In order to ensure compliance with all requirements, each year…

James Mash on the launch of MarketBuy

"We're able to finance growers and buyers on our trade platform"

The online trading platform MarketBuy launched mid-November. Now, a couple of weeks after launch, the owner of the platform looks back on what went well and what still needs to be done to make the trading platform as successful as it can be. “Absolutely nerve-wrecking,” was the initial reaction of…

Frigga provides worldwide temperature tracking solutions in 12 languages

Real-time thermometer app "Frigga Track" is about to come online

Frigga presented 2G and 3G wireless, real-time thermometers during the Fruit Attraction exposition in Spain in October. The real-time thermometers sold well in the international market. Now Frigga officially have announced their new 4G wireless, real-time thermometer in response to the demand of clients…

New sourcing platform for buyers and growers in development

Since the company was launched in 2010, Daniels OFP B.V. has specialised in the daily delivery of organic vegetables to packing stations and importers in the potato, vegetable…


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