Fruit Logistica shortlists Canadian firm for technology award
January 9, 2024 By Greenhouse Canada
Jan. 9, 2024- The shortlist of nominees for the 2024 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) has been released.
Contenders for this year’s award include a perfectly ripe, peeled avocado with a shelf life of one month, a versatile cross between a cucumber and a squash, a new trailblazer in courgette production, a modern twist on the watermelon, and naturally sweet, pink-red onion.
In addition to the FLIA, a FLIA Technology will be presented for the first time in recognition of innovations in the field of Machinery & Technology. Nominees for this award include the world’s smallest self-service asparagus peeler, a mobile app that counts fruit before harvesting, a natural method to prevent whitefly damage in greenhouse veg, an AI-enabled crop trimmer, and a robotic exoskeleton for packhouse workers.
Canada’s Croptracker, Inc., has been nominated for the FLIA Technology award for their Crop Load Vision (CLV) app. The mobile app was designed for counting pre harvested fruit using only a mobile iOS device. CLV captures fruit count in real time with the goal of assisting growers in faster and more accurate crop load assessments. Real time results and on screen feedback eliminate double counting and allows for on the ground, informed decision making.
Winners will be announced at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 in Berlin on Feb. 9.
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