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.
Applications open for global agtech start-ups to advance supply chain sustainability
UK-based vertical farming technology expands into Indian market with Modi Fresh to develop consumer-facing brand
Company that develops vertical farms producing leafy greens is up for sale just one year after £50m cash injection
Insect tracking tech rolled out on three Kent apple orchards, providing real-time data on precious pollinator activity
Ahead of his 2023 City Food & Drink Lecture on 15 May, illustrious population biologist Sir Charles Godfray tells Fred Searle why he is optimistic about the task of feeding a growing world population, and doing it sustainably
Digital solution from Abaco and NIAB has been created in partnership with Asda, Tesco and McCain
Lincolnshire fresh produce network stresses “strong” support for government’s border Targeting Operating Model, saying it will deliver supply chain resilience and faster border crossings with fewer checks
£3.5m loan from Lloyds Bank has allowed the group to introduce greener measures and expand warehouse capacity
Projects on robotic crop harvesting, a new way of cultivating potatoes and an autonomous cow bedding system are to receive share of funding
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Welsh institute with a focus on food security becomes LEAF Innovation Centre to help the organisation develop more sustainable farming methods
Better consumer engagement is the key to shaking up the banana category and increasing sales, says Fyffes’ Juan David Alarcón
Production of Smarter Food’s nutritionally enhanced broccoli GRextra is ramping up after new research shows its soup helps prevent type-2 diabetes
Family cooking expert joins Simply Veg campaign to help families get more fresh produce into their kids
Hampshire event celebrated British season start with 20,000 people flocking to watercress capital Alresford
Dr Andrew Gill tells FPJ about some of B-hive’s agritech innovations to increase yields, improve quality, and reduce waste in potatoes and other crops
South West AgriTech Showcase event to highlight the importance of technology in farming
Leading UK veg equipment manufacturer appoints Remach BV as European sales and service partner
Fruit grower Boxford Farms partners with greenhouse supplier Gardin to test strawberry monitoring technology
Some 25 new seed varieties are at pre-commercial phase with the aim of becoming available in 2023