Technology news from Fresh Produce Journal

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the UK 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.

Indoor farming is crucial to space exploration

£1.5m boost for Vertical Future as space project gets lift off

2024-04-09T12:00:00+01:00By

UK indoor farming technology could eventually feed humans on the Moon and Mars

Famooshed wants to promote local shopping

Famooshed app aims to connect the public with local produce

2024-04-05T09:50:00+01:00By

App wants to empower consumers to be part of a bigger, sustainable shopping movement

GreenTech

GreenTech Amsterdam shines light on future of horticulture

2024-04-04T15:40:00+01:00By

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

Fieldwork Robotics is focusing on robotic picking solutions for raspberries

£600k grant boosts Fieldwork’s BerryAI Project

2024-03-25T10:06:00+00:00By

Company is making major strides in its work to develop robotic raspberry harvesters

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IGD highlights risks to UK food system

2024-03-22T11:00:00+00:00By

Institute of Grocery Distribution publishes new report outlining long-term risks to a resilient UK food system

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European supermarket chains install fruit ripeness scanners

2024-03-21T13:19:00+00:00By

Retailers including Jumbo and Migros have apparently recorded higher avocado sales and reduction in waste thanks to arrival of AI-based checkpoints

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South African apple and pear growers turn to solar energy

2024-03-20T11:11:00+00:00By

Several producers who supply leading exporter Tru-Cape say their irrigation systems now depend far less on the country’s consistently unreliable national electricity network

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Tomra LUCAi platform now available for cherries

2024-03-19T10:50:00+00:00By

New LUCAi platform for InVision2 leverages Tomra’s Deep Learning technology to add value to cherry packing

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Forecasting tool set to save pea industry £30m

2024-03-18T15:17:00+00:00By

PGRO has launched a new tool designed predict the optimum harvest time for UK vining peas

The new solar installation

Major packhouse solar array completed at Thanet Earth

2024-03-05T15:08:00+00:00By

BeBa Energy installation means a third of the packhouse’s energy is drawn from solar

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Indoor farming is crucial to space exploration

£1.5m boost for Vertical Future as space project gets lift off

2024-04-09T12:00:00+01:00By

UK indoor farming technology could eventually feed humans on the Moon and Mars

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New Zealand’s biggest Pink Lady supplier ready for record campaign

2024-04-09T11:45:00+01:00By

As its first new-season apples arrive in Europe, Golden Bay Fruit is set to export more than two million cartons for the first time

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Eye-tracking software clocks loose produce shop

2024-04-08T15:58:00+01:00By

Eye-tracking tech is being used to measure loose produce purchases in Waitrose trial

It's been a year of progress at the Co-op

2023 results show solid progress for the Co-op

2024-04-08T14:25:00+01:00By

Membership is increased and debts are substantially reduced at convenience chain

Tomatoes

Demargro recognises opportunities in Brexit Britain

2024-04-08T13:37:00+01:00By

The Belgian exporter is intent on boosting its range of products and growing in new markets including the UK, which experienced shortages last year