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Robotic broccoli harvester in field tests in Quebec

SAMI 4.0 uses a vision system relying on artificial intelligence to detect, position, and qualify broccoli and to automatically harvest the plants – or not – based on their maturity.

Automating mushroom harvest

It takes training, skill and a lot of manual labour to grow and harvest mushrooms right. A group at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is working to solve this challenge through automation.

IWCA Podcast Series: Leona Staples

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Leona Staples would host more than 5,000 students a year at The Jungle Farm in Red Deer, Alta., sharing how food is produced. When the pandemic brought her tours to a halt, Staples was forced to innovate and change the way she reached her customers.
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Growing into opportunities

Many vegetable growers have mitigated weather-related risks by using greenhouses and high tunnels. But sophisticated new contained growing systems are putting production into the hands of non-traditional growers, helping to shorten supply chains across the country as the buy-local movement intensifies. A variety of intensive micro-farming systems are now on offer. » Read more...

Growers gravitate to robots as labour shortage worsens

While the pandemic has pushed contactless systems more than ever, agriculture has been ahead of the curve for years due to lack of available labour. While foreign labour is one option, international travel restrictions over the past year have shown how vulnerable that labour pool is. One berry farmer in B.C. is working directly with agtech companies to test new, autonomous harvesters. » Read more...
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