harvest automation Articles

  • Higher grape yield, lower costs and better wine - Case Study

    Company: Summerhill Road Vineyard Location: Bungendore, Australia Product: Agrilaser Autonomic Reason: Grape damage due to birds In use since: March 2016 Situation before The Summerhill Road vineyard, located within the Canberra Wine District of Australia, grows grapes for the ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Latest Developments in Mid-to-Large-Scale Vermicomposting

    Latest Developments in Mid-to-Large-Scale Vermicomposting This overview of systems and operational projects describes factors which contribute to their success as well as the challenges that have forced sites to close. Many different approaches are being used to process large volumes of organic residuals with earthworms, ranging from relatively simple land and labor-intensive ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Success Story Serkka Farms, Canada - Case Study

    Serkka Farms is family owned and operated, and was established in 1987 by the Belgian Allaer Family. Their fields stretch out over more than 2,000 hectares where they grow a wide variety of products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, grains, soy beans and oil seeds. The company is also a well-known turkey producer. By automating its tomato processing lines with TOMRA’s NFM field sorting ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Lauber Seed Farms, USA - Case Study

    Lauber Seed Farms is a provider of premium irrigated hybrid seed corn. Located in Geneva, Nebraska, its fertile farm ground sits above the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest natural bedrocks which ensures consistent production, regardless of rainfall. In the organization’s quest for continual change and improvement, Lauber Seed Farms has taken a bold step towards innovation ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Uren Novaberry, Poland - Case Study

    Uren Novaberry, one of Poland’s leading fruit processing companies, has seen its frozen raspberry processing business become more profitable following its installation of a TOMRA Helius™ free fall laser sorting machine. For its cherry processing line, a new TOMRA Ixus™ Bulk x-ray machine allows the company to provide safer product quality, thereby justifying a premium price. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016

    Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to ...

  • Steering for Yield, Comfort in the Field

    The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experience, the leading reason that farms today invest in a steering system is operator comfort. Many ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Success Story Blueberry Hill and Heagan Farms, USA - Case Study

    Two major blueberry farms in the southern states of North Carolina and Georgia depend on BEST Sorting’s PRIMUS systems to quickly and efficiently inspect harvested product, improve the quantity of highly profitable fresh berries, reduce customer turndowns and improve overall sorting productivity for a wide range of economic benefits. Blueberry Hill Farms, Inc., is a 450 acre operation in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • The cloud isn`t just for rain anymore

    Precision agriculture has been a key enabling technology to achieve higher yields with lower cost and less environmental impact, while keeping the cost of food fairly stable Has global agricultural productivity increased or decreased in the last 25 years? It has, in fact, more than doubled since 1985. Next to advances in seed genetics, precision agriculture has been a key enabling ...

  • Success Story Verduyn, Belgium - Case Study

    Verduyn is a fresh produce supplier delivering fresh vegetables from its 3,500 hectares of agricultural land to the food industry for wholesale distribution and the producers of readymade meals. After installing TOMRA Sorting Food’s Halo sorting machine, Verduyn is realizing the machine’s many benefits including significant labor reduction, increased yields and improved product ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Elixir Foods, Serbia - Case Study

    High demand for quality and the need for larger production capacity made Elixir Foods decide to partner with BEST Sorting. “Selling straight to the end-user requires strong quality control. Therefore we explored the market for a partner that listens to us and understands our challenges,” says Dragan Petrovic, General Manager of Elixir Foods. With a yearly output of 10,000 tons of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • What`s New - In-Vessel Composting

    IF YOU are considering some sort of enclosed vessel for composting food residuals, yard trimmings, biosolids, manure, animal mortalities or other waste streams, there is no shortage of options to consider. Domestic and international technology providers offer agitated and nonagitated enclosed systems, as well as rigid and nonrigid containment. Unlike some of the other equipment categories in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Latest Trends in Yard Trimmings Composting

    Untitled Document YARD TRIMMINGS composting has come a long way in the almost two decades since states began restricting disposal of leaves, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pressure Measurement For Agricultural Applications

    A couple months ago we took a brief look at how the agriculture industry is turning to automation and data to help monitor product and resource levels, enabling farmers and ranchers to be proactive, rather reactive, about the needs and conditions of their businesses. We all agreed that there are plenty of opportunities for level measurement in the modern agriculture industry. But what of pressure ...

  • Why Shrimp Farming? OsmoBot’s Story

    Our Mission We believe that to save our oceans, we need to allow shrimp farming to outcompete with wild capture in terms of quality, taste, sustainability, and price. Who We Are Zach Stein (CEO) and James Regulinski (CTO) met when they were four years old. They have been best friends ever since. Zach’s path towards building tech ...


    By Osmo Systems

  • Success story, Kaida, China - Case Study

    After 15 years of development, Kaida (Beijing Kaida Hengye Agricultural Technology Development Co., Ltd) has grown into a leading vegetable and fruit chips exporter in China. The company’s products continue to become increasingly popular in countries with strict food safety regulations such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, the US and the member states of the EU. By incorporating a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

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