Technology and innovation is the formula for a successful future and a new harvesting tool from Agri Technovation embodies this.
PICKLOGGER™ is the first fruit harvesting tool of its kind that collects accurate location data and incorporates it into yield maps.
It facilitates insight into the performance of orchards on a much deeper level than was possible before. Its datasets and comparisons are made available through the innovative MYFARMWEB™ platform.
At the end of the harvest, the yield maps produced from the recorded data are collated with other available agricultural information, such as soil classification, soil chemical analysis, leaf data, irrigation data, pest data, and other data to allow well-informed decision-making and the formulation of corrective strategies.
“The greatest benefit or value-add is that it allows the Agri Technovation agriculturist, in cooperation with the producer, to home in on the variance within each of the orchards and accordingly develop corrective management strategies,” says Charles Hurly, director of AT New Zealand.
“The eventual result is increased harvest yields over time. The enhanced level of in-field data measurements that the PICKLOGGER ™ collects also creates opportunities for a variety of other insights.”
A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag marries each fruit-pick to a crate or bin used in the harvesting process, allowing PICKLOGGER™ to integrate with packhouse systems.
The PICKLOGGER™ recently won the innovation award at the Biostimulants World Congress. To find out more, see the contact details on the advertisement on this page