Cherries

A compelling case for Electronic Vision Grading Systems

In a time when labour is not only expensive but also in short supply, a business plan or strategy that’s weighted towards staff reduction is more important than ever before. If the yields that your business is producing exceed 100 tonnes, and you’re still using manual methods to grade your fruit, it’s high time you…

September 17, 2021
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Milbor PMC Monthly Mini Interview

Our next guest in the monthly mini interview is Stuart Payne from GP Graders. We’ve talked about cherry season and the ways to successfully identify defects to manage challenges during season. ⚖️ 🍒 Q: How would you sum up the cherry season in Central Europe? A: The European season was very challenging due to weather problems. In the central…

August 30, 2021
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Remarkable growth in exports from Chile

Versión en español The 2020/21 southern hemisphere cherry export season ended with a record 366,543 tons, or 52% more than the previous season. This new record figure was thanks to exports from Chile, which increased by 54.4% to 352,949 tons. The remarkable growth in exports from Chile is explained by the fact that more than…

August 20, 2021
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7 Reasons Why gpVision™ is Better

It’s been just over 2 years since AirJet Vision™ was brought to market with an overwhelmingly positive response from early adopters. An entirely new, proprietary optical sizing, colour and defect detection system developed entirely in-house by a team of talented software and electrical engineers who have poured literally hundreds of thousands of hours into creating…

July 22, 2021
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How to help solve the impending labour shortage problems

The global pandemic has presented unique challenges for most businesses. And for the agricultural and horticulture sectors, one of the biggest challenges has to be labour shortages. There are countless reports, articles and posts expressing the great pressure being felt in the industry and we absolutely empathise with the situation. In fact, it’s a driving…

July 15, 2021
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Main Range Orchard ‘thrilled’ with the results

Main Range Orchard, like most of the cherry farms in the Young & Orange areas have had a bumper year with excellent yields, no frost and minimal damage from pests. The only major setbacks were the late rain and hail that damaged a substantial amount of crops. Still, it hasn’t stopped Tim & Neil Wells…

June 24, 2021
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MultiView™ Camera System Roll Out

The first MultiView™ Camera system results are in! And they are excellent. Our friends at Gunkell Orchards kindly allowed us to do some real-world testing for the end-on cameras designed to capture the difficult surfaces of cherries. For cherries, we’ve utilised an extra 6 cameras, mounted on angle at the front and rear of the…

May 31, 2021
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Don’t just imagine it, visualise it.

The role technology plays in our lives has become so engrained that it’s hard to imagine a life without it. The crazy thing is that there’s still a long, long way to go. Just the other day, we we’re watching a video on YouTube that promoted the idea of putting on a pair of Virtual…

May 31, 2021
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Harvest Season Technology Upgrades Essential To Cherry Growers

The harvest experience for many cherry growers in 2020 is significantly different to any other year in the past few decades, with the pandemic creating havoc with the supply chain, availability of cherry pickers and sorting staff, and the restrictions on an international workforce being able to enter Australia.With so many factors weighing in the…

May 31, 2021
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Concerning Outcomes the Pandemic May Bring

JobKeeper payments don’t apply to most packers, meaning that finding the pickers and sorting staff needed to harvest and grade the crop is becoming a much greater concern. Not having enough people to work the harvest will be catastrophic to the industry. This risk is very real, with university students remaining overseas and backpackers and…

August 16, 2020
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