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Compact modified tractor caters to soft fruit grower’s unique needs

The Antonio Carraro TN5800 supplied by Kirkland is the third in The Summer Berry Company’s modified tractor fleet, used to spray strawberries on its 400-acre fruit farm near Colworth in West Sussex.

New solution to deep level ground compaction in orchards and vineyards

A new solution to deep level ground compaction in orchards and vineyards is available from a Suffolk-based machinery manufacturer. David Williams visited the team to find out more.

Horticultural robotics company offers exciting investment opportunity

Fox Robotics, the makers of Hugo RT, an autonomous robot that supports fruit pickers by transporting produce and empty trays on farms, are welcoming investments from visionary farmers and individual investors to help fund the rollout of their new technology within the next six months.

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators strengthens its dealer network in the UK

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has expanded its dealer network in the UK with a new dealer in the Southeast of the United Kingdom. From now on, Munckhof’ orchard sprayers, harvesters and box fillers can also be purchased through Seymour Engineers in Cranbrook (Kent).

Ash Baldry appointed as new NP Seymour sales representative

Having previously worked in tractor and farm machinery sales, Ash Baldry will be bringing a wealth of experience to his appointment as sales representative at fruit and vine machinery specialists NP Seymour.

Expert advice on how to start a winery

Wineries are more than just barns in which to make wine. Emma Rice, consultant winemaker with Vinescapes, looks at the many options, considerations and pitfalls to be aware of when setting up a winery.

Robot claims to boost productivity by more than 20%

The Hugo RTTM autonomous mobile robot, designed for soft fruit farms, can help growers tackle labour challenges by improving productivity, reducing waste, boosting profits and worker wellbeing, according to Fox Robotics.

Fruit Logistica to feature new mobile optical sorter

This year’s Fruit Logistica will showcase an innovative mobile optical sorter that is proving popular with UK growers faced with labour shortages, according to its manufacturer Haith.

100% electric 4×4 utility vehicle arrives in UK

Corvus has introduced a new electric 4×4 which it says is capable of successfully tackling the toughest working days thanks to its off-road capabilities.

UTV fleet improves efficiency and protects the ground

The addition of a Corvus heavy-duty, load carrying UTV to a large Kent vineyard’s machinery fleet proved so successful that within a short time two more were added, and further purchases are expected. David Williams saw the machines at work in November.

New funding pot for automation and robotics in ag and horticulture sectors

Defra is inviting growers, businesses and researchers to apply for a share of the £12.5 million funding, for projects focused on cutting-edge innovations to boost productivity, reduce labour demands and create more sustainable practices.

Proven design, new application

A Kent-based contractor who specialises in vineyard establishment and maintenance has invested in one of the first new Weaving Vineyard drills to establish cover crops and herbal mixes for his customers this year. David Williams saw the machine working

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