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802, 2019

World’s first expertise centre for Agri-Food Robotics

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on World’s first expertise centre for Agri-Food Robotics

The world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for agri-food robotics is being established by the University of Lincoln, UK, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. The Engineering [...]

802, 2019

Spain imported over 9,300 tons of citrus

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Spain imported over 9,300 tons of citrus

In Spain, the import of citrus fruits from third countries (in the southern hemisphere) is not only carried out in the summer, which is when there is no domestic production. Imports from countries such as [...]

802, 2019

Flash Gala expands in SA

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on Flash Gala expands in SA

Such is the enthusiasm for the new apple cultivar, Bigbucks, marketed as Flash Gala™ apples, that new plantings are expected to reach a million trees in South Africa by the end of this year. According [...]

2501, 2019

Successful Service Delivery Forum

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: SA Industry News|Comments Off on Successful Service Delivery Forum

The Service Delivery Forum took place at the Erinvale Hotel in Somerset West, and was attended by stakeholders from agriculture, forestry and fisheries. As sponsor of the event Fruit South Africa was given an opportunity [...]

2501, 2019

Clarifruit’s App Can Pick Out the Bad Apples

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Clarifruit’s App Can Pick Out the Bad Apples

Israeli startup Clarifruit (listed as AclarTech) uses computer vision and machine learning technology to quickly evaluate the quality, ripeness, and freshness of fruits and vegetables. Founded in 2016, ClariFruit develops a produce monitoring mobile app [...]

2501, 2019

Small-sized citrus: Spain, Italy, Turkey, Israel & Morocco currently on market

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: Global Industry News|Comments Off on Small-sized citrus: Spain, Italy, Turkey, Israel & Morocco currently on market

The mandarin market was dominated by Spanish produce, in particular Clemenvilla. These strengthened their presence and were mostly convincing taste-wise. Israeli Orris left nothing to be desired in terms of their diameter and color. Their [...]