A sheep and cattle station in Central Otago is setting aside 80 hectares of pastoral land to produce premium quality cherries for export from 2021–2022.
CQUniversity has revealed details of its "world's first" mango auto-harvester that takes just five seconds to pick a mango.
Watch a mango auto harvester in action during shed trials in February 2019.
Biochemists have produced potato plants that are resistant to high temperatures by switching off a small RNA that blocks the formation of tubers.
A gourmet fruit specialist is using an Ishida X-ray inspection system to ensure its shredded apricots remain free from minute stone and other contaminants.
Michigan State University researchers have obtained a better understanding of the natural insect resistance of wild tomato plants, which could help reduce the use of pesticides.
A US study measured nitrogen in wastewater from local cheesemaking and vegetable processing with interesting results.
Autonomous harvesting, smart food hubs and premium food science will all be researched as part of the Future Food Systems CRC.
Eight MasoSine Certa pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group are boosting operational efficiency at a Danish deli salad plant.
A soil-monitoring sensor that mimics the way plants detect nutrients through their roots is being developed by a QUT researcher to help farmers reduce their reliance on over-fertilisation.
Home-grown lettuce may soon be available in IKEA Sweden restaurants, after the company announced it is harvesting its own lettuce as part of a sustainability initiative.
The Rotary Dryer Roaster (RDR) from Heat and Control is an end-to-end solution for the dry roasting of nut and seed products.
The Stixfresh edible sticker may be able to prolong the shelf life of fruit by up to 14 days by slowing down the ripening process.
Research has found that a small level of ethylene reduces the shelf life of watermelon, despite the fact it was previously thought to not be affected by the gas.
The FAM Dorphy tridimensional slicer and FAM Centris 315 centrifugal slicer and shredder are particularly suited to catering companies.