Hazel Technologies Inc., based in Salinas, California, has developed a small, biodegradable and food-safe insert to extend the shelf life of a carton of fresh fruit. Now the post-harvest sachet is being launched for one of the most challenging fruits to keep fresh – cherries.
Scabby potatoes are unmarketable. However, molecular technology has determined that the most predominant species in Ontario might be one that could be controlled with cultural practices.
Fruit Logistica hosts the first Start-up Day presenting 20 entrepreneurs in ten-minute intervals on February 8, 2019. One new technology is an indoor drone for insect control in greenhouses.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre researchers hope that federal funding will help them build a network to accelerate development and commercialization of labour-saving agricultural technologies.
The North American Strawberry Growers’ Association visited Europe in late 2018. Three major trends were evident: driving excellence through specialization, driving efficiency through elevation and faster picking, driving savings through industry standardization.
The feds have announced up to $5 million for an 'automation cluster' led by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Research will focus on robotic harvesters for greenhouse cucumbers, wireless irrigation for flowers and vegetables, and sensors for soil and air moisture. Ag minister Lawrence MacAulay and fellow MPs were on hand for the announcement.