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.
New £11.3m horticulture research centre opens doors at NIAB’s East Malling site in Kent
Agri-tech software firm hires fresh produce manager as new head of sales
Fresh Produce India speakers to discuss exciting market evolution in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic
Trials of chemical-free seed treatment show “significant reductions in infections, improved germination rates, higher yield and reduced losses” in baby leaf salads
Supermarket is using Amazon's Just Walk Out technology in its contactless, checkout-free store in Holborn
Tray-sealing machine manufacturer Proseal now offers "complete end of line packaging solution" after company developments
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A new apprenticeship scheme in Kent offers opportunities to fast track into the fresh produce industry
UK season begins weeks earlier than last year, with favourable weather boosting berries’ natural sugars
Campaign seeks to educate nation on importance of biodiversity and impact of its loss, as well as what we can all do to help protect it, with 20,000 wildflower seed boxes up for grabs