SmartHort Part 1: University of Essex and Tiptree on developing a robotic strawberry harvester

Episode 47,  Apr 16, 2019, 06:00 AM

Welcome to the first of a four-part SmartHort podcast. In this episode Sarah Hunter-Argyle will be interviewing Andrey Ivanov from Tiptree and Dr Vishuu Mohan from the University of Essex and will discuss in detail about their collaboration to develop a robotic strawberry harvester. 
 
Andrey provides a real insight into how he got involved with the University of Essex and Dr Vishuu Mohan answers whether robotics is the future of horticulture.   

 You can also listen to the following special SmartHort podcasts: 
 
  • Chris Danks from KTN: Chris Danks from KTN explains how they can help growers invest money in innovative projects. He shares a range of advice, support and knowledge about helping your business step into the robotic world. Listen now
 
  • Calum Murray from Innovate UK: Calum provides a better understanding of what growers should consider when applying for funding, the process and other factors which growers nee d to consider before investing, including grants. Listen now
 
  • Jacob Kirwan from G’s Growers: We look at the challenges that G’s Growers have faced and how they have overcome this through some of their current projects on robotics and automation. Listen now
For further information please visit: ahdb.org.uk/smarthort 

Also, don’t forget to catch our next AHDB podcast with Lloyd Holterman from Rosy Lane Holsteins in Winsconsin, USA. Lloyd shares his thoughts on managing the modern dairy cow, including the use of genetics, biosecurity and disease control and the importance of measuring performanc e and good record keeping.