With a growing market for fresh berries, Dogtooth’s offering has interested innovative growers across the country. In addition to alleviating the growing problem of recruiting enough skilled picking labour for the soft fruit industry, other benefits provided by robotic picking solutions are of even more interest to customers, for example:
• consistent picking performance throughout the working day
• grading and quality control in-situ without repeated handling
• night time picking when temperatures are lower – maximising the shelf life of picked fruit; and
• data gathering for precision crop management to optimise yields, quality and marketing.