Technology news from Eurofruit

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the European fresh produce business, including updates on production and harvesting systems, sorting and grading machinery, packaging, coldstorage and controlled atmosphere, digital management, robots and automation, vertical farming, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

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Suterra sees growing demand for mating disruption solutions


Biocontrol solutions use naturally occurring compounds and leave zero residue

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Sensei opens second autonomous supermarket in Italy


Located in Verona, the TuDay Prendi & Vai store is operated by DAO, which manages the Conad brand


Global Tomato Congress tours focus on innovation in taste


Next week’s Global Tomato Congress in The Hague takes delegates on a taste journey, thanks to a packed agenda, the cooking of Belgian chef Bart Sablon and a selection of unique tours

Sakata Chocostar tomatoes

Sakata stands out


Group continues to showcase its commitment to leading in tomato breeding through innovation, offering a diverse range of products

Ronald Hoek Blue Radix

Everyone wins with autonomy


Autonomous climate and irrigation management can benefit growers and greenhouse companies in multiple ways, according to Ronald Hoek, chief executive officer of Blue Radix

Plant stress signals

How can fruit growers conserve water? Just ask the trees


British apple supplier Adrian Scripps joins trial to evaluate special ‘listening’ technology, which could interpret stress signals in plants and help growers produce more sustainably

Lumion UV-C robot

Octiva launches UV-C robot for greenhouses without rails


The Belgian-Dutch company is the first to introduce a UV-C robot on a large scale that can drive autonomously throughout the greenhouse without using a pipe rail system

Syngenta ToBRFV 121038 Myrador

Exciting times for tomatoes


Ruud Kaagman, Syngenta Vegetable Seeds global crop unit head tomato, tells Fruitnet that the category continues to innovate, evolve and grow despite the challenge of ToBRFV


GreenTech Amsterdam shines light on future of horticulture


On 11-13 June, GreenTech Amsterdam returns to the Dutch capital as technology companies showcase solutions to the big issues facing growers in the horticulture sector

Ammeraal Beltech leafy greens belt technology

Safe and fresh


Marzio Cazzamali, global industry segment manager for fruit and vegetables at Ammeraal Beltech, speaks to Fruitnet about the conveying solution specialist’s range of food safety products


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Danilo Palacios, agriculture minister of Ecuador

Ecuador adopts new traceability system for ag exports


Move aims to increase consumer confidence and satisfaction in the country’s export offer

Oranges on tree

Disease and climate change slash Brazil’s orange output


Brazilian orange farmers are braced for their smallest crop in 36 years in 2024/25, as they grapple with the impact of climate change and citrus greening.


Consumers want greater support for avocado growers amid climate change threat


Charity Christian Aid calls for action on emissions as water stress in key production regions like Mexico, Spain and Chile leaves future of avocado supply in doubt

Lambert von Horen GTC 2024

Taste tops the agenda at Global Tomato Congress


The two-day event, taking place in The Hague, opened with an overview of the global tomato business and a focus on consumer preferences


Fepex creates Brassica Sector Committee


Juan Marín elected as first president of the committee