28 Apr 2022
Robots already at work harvesting raspberries in Portugal
A Cambridge-based company has made significant strides in its work to develop a range of fruit-picking robots to support the agricultural sector. Raspberry picking robots developed by
17 Mar 2022 In the summer months, from June to August, over 5,000 people, mostly poor farmers, travel from Thailand to Scandinavia to pick wild berries in the northern forests. The media have repeatedly reported on the vulnerability of Thai berry pickers when it comes to living and working conditions, as...
From Thailand to Scandinavia to pick wild berries
17 Mar 2022
In the summer months, from June to August, over 5,000 people, mostly poor farmers, travel from Thailand to Scandinavia to pick wild berries in the northern forests. The media have repeatedly reported on the vulnerability of Thai berry pickers when it comes to living and working conditions, as...
16 Mar 2022
Poland, the difficult 2021 season and the 2022 outlook
In this article, originally published in the Polish newspaper Jagodnik, the main critical factors for the sustainability of production blueberry in Poland are analysed: climatic challenges, labour shortages, inc...
03 Feb 2022
Nuovi metodi di imaging per identificare le cultivar di mirtillo resistenti alle ammaccature
Le ammaccature sono un problema persistente che affligge l'industria del mirtillo. Al momento, la frutta danneggiata dalla raccolta meccanica non dovrebbe essere venduta al mercato fresco. Questo ostacola le opportunità di esportazione e costringe l'industria a fare affidamento su una manodopera costosa per la raccolta a mano che può essere difficile da raggiungere. Il Dr. […]
14 Jan 2022
The new blueberry shaker for blueberry harvesting of Campagnola
Campagnola presents the Starberry MD2 electric shaker, a tool designed to optimise the collection of blueberries.
The quantity of berries harvested is 3 times greater than that obtained by manual harvesting. Its ergonomic shape has been specially...
27 Dec 2021
Stati Uniti: sondaggio per valutare le sfide della sicurezza alimentare nella raccolta dei mirtilli
I ricercatori guidati da Jinru Chen, Ph.D., con l'Università della Georgia (Stati Uniti), stanno usando un sondaggio anonimo per capire meglio gli attuali metodi di pulizia e sanificazione utilizzati sui contenitori di raccolta dei mirtilli e sulle macchine raccoglitrici. Sulla base dei risultati del sondaggio e con l'aiuto di un comitato consultivo dell'industria del mirtillo, […]
24 Apr 2021
DEVELOPMENT OF A SOFT ROBOTIC GRIPPER FOR THE COLLECTION OF...
Fresh market blackberries are mostly hand-harvested to maintain the quality of this delicate fruit from harvest to consumption. Labor shortages, labor costs, and slow hand-harvesting hinder the potential expansion of blackberries in the fresh market and market-ready supply....
20 Apr 2021
USA, THE SECRETS OF MECHANICAL HARVESTING NOW AT 50% FOR THE...
It's no secret that the blueberries crop has skyrocketed around the world, and the United States is no exception. In 2019, the most recent data available from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, 41,500 hectares were harvested in the United States, up 15% in...
10 Jun 2020
MECHANICAL HARVEST FOR FRESH CONSUMPTION
Softer landing for fresh blueberries : systems for mechanically harvesting fresh blueberries that are more oriented towards the fresh market could reduce labour costs and bruising.
As the blueberries boom in the United States encounters a shrinking and expensive labour...