Crop insight tool gathers performance data on size and count, and maps variability of potatoes and onions

HarvestEye is gearing up to launch a new version of its machine-learning root crops insights tool at Fruit Logistica in Berlin.

Fitting to harvesting and grading equipment, HarvestEye gathers performance data on size and count, and maps variability of root crops. It is currently compatible with potatoes and onions.

According to agri-tech firm B-hive, which developed the tool, refreshed software and more powerful hardware in the 2.0 HarvestEye system will deliver faster crop measurement and processing.

Improved detections lead to better accuracy of data reported to its online portal, the company said, adding that the refreshed software will also enhance HarvestEye’s capabilities to operate more effectively in challenging environments, such as low evening sun.

New subscription options and leasing options for growers and enterprises are also available as part of the renewed offer.

Vidyanath Gururajan, managing director of HarvestEye, said: “We are incredibly excited to be exhibiting the new HarvestEye 2.0 system to the global fresh produce industry at Fruit Logistica 2023 and to showcase the actionable insights it will place in the hands of growers.

“Following more than five years of research, development, grower trials and input from across global supply chains, our team has made significant upgrades to the product’s hardware and machine learning driven software capabilities to create a more powerful system altogether.

“Version 2.0 is a significant evolution for growers and packers seeking better monitoring tools for crop variability to maximise yield and enhance planning. Amid current market uncertainties, supply chains need to be confident in the quality of produce they receive as production costs soar.”

HarvestEye is exhibiting at Fruit Logistica in Hall 3.1 (Stand C-47) alongside other innovators in farming machinery and technology.