Robotic asparagus harvester picking a brighter future for industry
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September 10, 2021

Robotic asparagus harvester picking a brighter future for industry

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A robotic harvester project could be a "game changer" for New Zealand's asparagus industry, growers say. The New Zealand Asparagus Council and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work alongside Kiwi growers to develop a world-first, commercial-scale autonomous robotic asparagus harvester. The harvester will help address ongoing labour shortages in the industry and support growers to tap into high-value export markets. The Government's Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) fund is contributing $2.6 million to the $5.83 million project.

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