Harvesting Automation News

  • There are interested in our cotton-harvesting machine in Africa

    Our factory has been cooperating for three years with the company “SAS PODIA” (France). In 2015 together with French partners was organized the participation of OJSC “Gomselmash” in one of the world's largest agricultural exhibitions “SIMA” (Paris). The company does market research of France and introduces the equipment “Gomselmash” to potential ...


    By Gomselmash

  • There is an interest in our cotton-harvesting machine in Africa

    Our factory has been cooperating for three years with the company “SAS PODIA” (France). In 2015 together with French partners was organized the participation of OJSC “Gomselmash” in one of the world's largest agricultural exhibitions “SIMA” (Paris). The company does market research of France and introduces the equipment “Gomselmash” to potential ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. Hon Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair were also present to discuss the ...

  • New Sweet-pepper harvesting robot Sweeper ready for testing in commercial greenhouse

    The international project team that works on the development of the sweet pepper harvesting robot Sweeper has entered its second year of research. Recently, the by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture coordinated team discussed the latest progress: Sweeper is ready for testing in a commercial greenhouse! First model Sweeper in use After testing and selection of individual modules, ...

  • Independent variety trials show productivity of wheat varieties continues to increase

    Nowhere in the world is the average grain yield as high as in the Netherlands, where it is over ten tonnes per hectare. Research by Wageningen UR shows that the introduction of new varieties has caused yields to increase by approximately 8 to 10 per cent per decade. Converted to a hectare of winter wheat, this represents an increase of 800 to 1,000 kilograms; a huge achievement for breeders of ...

  • Australian vegetable farms could be fully automated by 2025

    Australia could see fully automated vegetable farms by 2025, according to top robotics researchers, with the ability to automate the entire production process for some crop commodities emerging through targeted research and development in the industry. The latest edition of the InfoVeg Radio R&D podcast, developed specifically for Australian vegetable producers, features the developer of the ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Study shows potential for sweetpotato production in Pacific Northwest

    Sweetpotato, a warm-season root crop grown across the world, needs heat and humidity to flourish. In the United States, commercial sweetpotato production occurs predominantly in the southeastern states and California, while production farther north is limited. Recently, Oregon State University researchers discovered cultural practices that could help to increase sweetpotato production in the ...

  • Joining hands for sustainability and innovation in horticulture

    From September 30th to October first, Bayer CropScience is hosting over 175 industry professionals from over 15 different countries at its Horticulture Symposium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium addresses issues of sustainability and innovation in modern horticulture and is designed to allow leaders in the field to network, share knowledge and expertise and exchange best practices. Over ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Machine harvesting may increase apple supply for hard cider market

    Cider - or "hard cider" as it is typically known in the United States - is experiencing a real revival. The fermented apple juice with 0.5% to 7% alcohol-by-volume is the fastest growing alcohol market segment in the US, boasting a 54% increase in production annually from 2007 to 2012. Naturally, increasing consumer demand for cider translates to a need for more apples to make quality cider ...

  • Robot harvests autonomously first sweet-peppers in the greenhouse

    The robot to harvest ripe fruits fully autonomously is a result of the European FP7 project Clever Robots for Crops, CROPS, which is coordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. After 3.5 years of research the integration of the final modules was completed. The base of the robot consists out of a carrier platform on which a robotic arm with the end-effector to grip and cut the fruit, ...

  • U.S. Soy on the Move

    Throughout soybean harvest here in the United States, soybean farmers are making decisions on where to move this year’s crop. Three out of every four bushels harvested will go from the field to either on-farm storage or to the local elevator. The remaining 25 percent go directly to processors or export. All of these movements require roads, rails and rivers to get the soybeans from the ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • John Deere Introduces Feature Enhancements and a 36` Track Option to the S-Series Combine Line-Up

    The S-Series Combines are the most productive harvesting machines ever designed and built by John Deere. For model year 2014, new features will be offered to optimize performance and provide more comfort and control for the operator. "We continuously look at our harvesting line-up, gain feedback from our customers, and test new features to bring more productivity to our machines and headers," ...


    By John Deere

  • Ambient Energy Harvesters Market to 2016 - Replacement of Batteries for Low Power Applications Creates Growth Opportunities

    GBI Research’s report, Ambient Energy Harvesters Market to 2016 Replacement of Batteries for Low Power Applications Creates Growth Opportunities, provides key information and analysis of market opportunities in the ambient energy harvesters (AEHs) market. The report provides information on industry dynamics, key suppliers, and the sales revenue and sales volume of AEHs. The report also ...

  • Improved Energy Harvesting Technologies boost efficiency in buildings, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Heating, cooling and lighting are the main energy expenditures in buildings today. A building automation system (BAS), which is powered by batteries, can assist in reducing and optimizing these energy expenses, while maintaining a comfortable environment for occupants.  The key in making a BAS function in terms of relaying data related to temperature, occupancy, wind flow, light intensity, ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • EnOcean`s Wireless Technology Is International Standard

    The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has ratified a new standard -- ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 -- for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption. It is the first and only wireless standard that is also optimized for energy harvesting solutions and, therefore, for EnOcean's self-powered wireless technology. Together with the EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEPs) drawn up by the ...

  • EnOcean Alliance and S4 Group to Exhibit at 2012 NFMT Conference in Booth 2551 Green Tech Center

    At this year's NFMT Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center, March 13-15, EnOcean Alliance and The S4 Group will collectively showcase the benefits of EnOcean-enabled technology for reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings. They will be exhibiting in booth 2551 at the Green Tech Pavilion. The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of over 250 leading companies working to establish ...


    By Marketwire

  • The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    Preventative and precautionary measures are essential in reducing the potential for combine harvester fires, according to a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded investigation into the issue. A spate of harvester fires last season on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula triggered industry concerns and led to the GRDC seeking an independent investigation and report on harvester ...

  • Fighting for farmworkers’ rights: an interview with baldemar velasquez

    Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farmworkers, Baldemar Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. FLOC works to give migrant farmworkers across the United States a voice by including them in decision-making processes on conditions that affect their lives. What is your background, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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