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Compac UltraView new produce inspection module wins New Zealand tech award

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-26 Sat 23:25

Compac’s UltraView produce inspection module has been recognized by the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards program as the 2020 winner of the Most Innovative Agritech Solution of the year.

UltraView was launched by Compac, which is part of the TOMRA Food family of companies, in late 2019.

UltraView maximizes the performance of Compac’s Spectrim, a powerful grading platform for fresh fruit and vegetables. UltraView’s advantage is its capability to reliably find defects in fresh produce that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to detect because of shape and/or location.

The UltraView module contains a set of high-resolution multi-spectral (color and infrared) cameras and LED lights which are located close to the fruit, parallel to its direction of travel. In this position, the UltraView cameras generate high-quality images for close inspection of the fruit’s stem bowl and tip regions.


Syngenta launching new tomato varieties

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:17

Syngenta has launched the campaign Un País de Tomates 2.0 (Tomato country 2.0) to present the company's new tomato varieties. Rafael Salinas, Syngenta's Product Manager for Tomatoes, said that they are developing rustic varieties with a high level of resistance to pests and diseases; varieties that are…

Inaugural meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council – helping shape the future of agriculture and food

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-03 Thu 13:31

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, participated in the inaugural meeting of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, where she invited the 25 members who were selected from over 800 applicants from across the country to share their perspectives on the future of the sector.

High-tech greenhouses could be the future of agriculture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-03 Thu 09:26

In a small town in Eastern Kentucky, the future of agriculture is growing. A 2.76 million-square-foot facility is being created on 60 acres of land which will utilize environmentally-friendly techniques to help feed a nation with an aging farmer population, declining farmland and a changing climate. The…

Governments Help Ontario Food Processors become more Innovative and Competitive: Funding will improve food safety and productivity

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:35

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing more than $5.4 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help food processing businesses improve food safety, increase labour productivity and enable better access markets. These strategic investments will support more than 75 projects across Ontario and strengthen the province’s crucial agri-food supply chain.

Vegetables can be personalised by machines

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:27

Broccoli, 3D-printed into unusual shapes to tempt a picky toddler. Beef stew, produced in the same way to make it easy to swallow for an elderly relative. Pork and potatoes, also rendered by a machine for a patient with oral cancer who can’t chew. Advances in 3D-printing mean printed food is becoming…

New high-tech tomato varieties hitting the market

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:23

Sakata Seed is continuously working on developing new vegetable varieties with improved eating experience for the consumer while including extended shelf life. In addition, the breeding process focuses on improved labor efficiency and increased productivity for growers. Recently, an exciting new range of…

A focus on new kinds of vertical farming applications

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:05

Netled and a Polish agritech start-up, Vertigo Farms have announced a new technology partnership. Vertigo Farms will use Netled’s Vera vertical farming technology in its indoor growing projects. The collaboration has already started, and the goal is to have the first plants growing at the beginning of…

New biofortification method that transforms leaves into nutrient stores

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:21

A new collaborative study led by researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) in Barcelona and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP) in Valencia describes a promising strategy to improve the nutritional…

British Columbia companies advance agri innovation

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-17 Mon 07:52

Companies from the Canadian province of British Columbia continue to further agricultural innovation, using technology to develop new products and processes that will support food production and food security in the province. The governments of Canada and British Columbia are supporting 14 new projects…

Support for British Columbia businesses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 14:13

The following 14 projects received more than $2.4 million in support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership under the Canada-BC Agri-Innovation Program. This brings the total funding to over $7.3 million since the program began in April 2018.

Connecting technology & business to create healthy, resilient food systems

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:54

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual. This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. Farm operators, food retailers and investors will present live, before…