Farm Progress

Farm Progress America, February 23, 2023

Max Armstrong shares information about a new way to harvest fruit, solving a labor problem.

February 23, 2023

5 Min Listen

Max Armstrong reports on a global problem that he notes isn’t new – the labor shortage. Max discusses the rising need to automate harvest including fruit. There is a global shortage of fruit pickers is expanding, and already 10% of the fruit grown can’t be harvested. Max shares the story of an Israeli company that has developed flying autonomous robots that pick only the ripe fruit. The Tevel system can identify what is ripe and pick 24 hours per day.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

Photo: Tevel

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