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Example of Full Automation - Ocado Fully Automated Warehouse
Posted 5/20/2018 - Ocado just got picked up by the supermarket chain Kroger in a bid to enhance the grocer's online business so it's been in the news. In particular the operation of its warehouse has been getting some attention.  People in...

Bacteria Sourced Organic Ammonium Takes a Step Closer to the Market
Posted 5/14/2018 - Very important news for organic berry growers, actually all organic crop growers. As most of you know, nitrogen is pretty limiting in berry production, and those of you who follow this blog are also aware of the discussions of including...

Moravec's Paradox
Posted 5/3/2018 - As we continue on our thought study on what might be a successful approach to machine harvest of berries: Great little note from The Economist on the limits of AI in the physical world.  The brief article describes a test in Singapore using robots...

First Look at Crop Termination Comparison Trial
Posted 4/26/2018 - To concentrate people's minds on what Fusarium tolerance in strawberry can and can't do, consider the first photo below which is part of a crop termination trial I set up with a grower collaborator last fall and now coming into production this...

So This is What Hail Does
Posted 4/20/2018 - Below is a picture of what hail can do to strawberry.  A friend forwarded me these pictures of what a freak hailstorm a few days ago over his field left behind.  Shredded leaves, pitted and bruised fruit right down to pretty undeveloped...

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