Technology news from Produce Plus

Technology news stories with a direct relevance to the fresh produce business in Australia and New Zealand, 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.

Svilen Rangelov Elizabeth Oudkerk crop

Could fresh produce soon be flown around the world by drone?


As Qatar Airways Cargo’s Miguel Rodriguez underlines the importance of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers to its business, a more technologically advanced future appears on the company’s radar

ABZ Innovation at Fruit Logistica

It’s not rocket science! Prepare for lift-off at Fruit Logistica 2024

2024-01-19T11:18:00+00:00In partnership with Fruit Logistica

Leading trade fair gears up for digital revolution in agriculture, with expanded focus on smart farming and technology startups

Table grapes passing through Steritech's Melbourne X-Ray facility

US certifies Victorian irradiation facility for horticulture exports


New irradiation trade pathway for mango and lychee exports approved

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QUT to enhance exotic mushroom output


Australian exotic and native mushroom production to receive technological boost from Queensland University of Technology project

Cindy van Rijswick GBC 2023

Global Berry Congress: tough road ahead for berry suppliers

2023-11-28T14:38:00+00:00By ,

Expert speakers predict higher costs and a higher bar in terms of quality for the soft fruit sector during the leading annual event for the international berry business

AgPick technology in use

Ag-tech provider urges growers to act on compliance


AgPick Technology chief executive says growers can use readily available technology to ensure compliance

RefreshFood creating a listing

Fresh produce marketplace Refresh:Food launches


Woolworths-backed startup helps growers find buyers for excess fresh produce

Alexandre Prot of Vergers de Sennevieres with the Aporo machine

Aporo hits billion fruit milestone


Global Pac Technologies and Robotics Plus celebrate the billionth piece of fruit robotically packed by Aporo machines

Pacific Fresh packhouse

MFC acquires Pacific Fresh packing operations


Citrus packing business sold to MFC while citrus orchard holdings set to hit the market

Escavox app

Escavox launches new app


Australian supply chain data provider unveils app to help track perishables through the supply chain in real time


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Woolworths Brad Banducci

Woolworths CEO steps down after 13 years


Amanda Bardwell will take over the role in September  

Zespri SunGold in NZ

Zespri preparing return to strong growth in kiwifruit supply in 2024


Kiwifruit marketer expects to ship 193m trays of New Zealand-grown kiwifruit thanks to improved growing conditions

Newton Valley Orchards owner Michael Giblet

Coles opens applications for next round of Nurture Fund


Businesses can secure support for projects that drive innovation and provide sustainability benefits

MOYA logo 2024

Entries open for MOYA 2024


Australasia’s premier marketing award for the fresh produce and floral industries returns in 2024 as part of the Horticulture Awards for Excellence

Australian table grapes in Indonesia

Indonesia trade resumes after import permits issued


Government issues first horticulture import permits for 2024 after lengthy delay