Harvesting Automation News

  • Sweeper (Sweet pepper harvesting robot) tested in greenhouse Belgium

    In the past week the Sweeper team has performed tests with their harvest robot in the greenhouse of partner Research Station for Vegetable Production at Sint Katelijne-Waver in Belgium. The data of the tests will be used for improving the vision algorithms for detecting ripe fruits and approach path of the robot. The goal of the Sweeper project is to develop a robotic harvesting system for sweet ...

  • Gomselmash will produce the first batch of Maize Ear Harvesters “Palesse MS6”

    In 2017 Gomselmash will produce the first batch of maize ear harvesters “Palesse MS6”, - informed Chief Designer of the research and development center of combine harvesters Sergei Fedorovich. We'll start with five machines “Palesse MS6”. The novelty is intended for maize ear harvesting. The machine has six rows . By the way none of manufacturers produces this kind of ...


    By Gomselmash

  • 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, ...

  • New generation 2- and 3-row self-propelled top lifting harvesters from Dewulf

    Dewulf, specialist in harvesting technology for potatoes and carrots, has launched a new generation of the ZK series, 2- and 3-row self-propelled top lifting harvesters with discharge elevator. Its INNOVATIVE features make the ZK series the most RELIABLE harvester in the self-propelled top lifting harvester segment. The harvesters have the highest level of finish available and are equipped with ...


    By APH Group

  • 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

  • International partnership will develop first market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot

    12 February 2015 will be the start of SWEEPER, an innovation driven international research programme for the development of the first generation market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot. The research is being supported by the Horizon 2020 programme of European Union. Wageningen University & Research Centre will coordinate the international network in which partners from Sweden, Israel, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Self Propelled Cabbage Harvester

    We just started up our brand new 2 row self propelled cabbage harvester in Austria. The machine is equipped with both a bunker and a turnable elevator. It is now succesfully harvesting cabbage for industry. We are especially proud of the anti spin system, which has proven to be very effective. This system has been developed for 3 wheel machines, and ensures propulsion on all 3 wheels, ...


    By ASA-LIFT A/S

  • 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 ...

  • Two New Self-Propelled Sprayers Available from John Deere

    To meet evolving application needs of customers and Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, John Deere introduces the R4030 and R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers. These new, completely redesigned John Deere 4 Series Sprayers offer greater productivity, more uptime, and reduced cost of operation while delivering faster, easier and more precise product application. The 800-gallon R4030 Sprayer replaces ...


    By John Deere

  • 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

  • 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, and so ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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