Agriculture solutions provider Croptracker Inc. has developed a revolutionary technology that can accurately predict the size of harvested produce. The Harvest Quality Vision 3.0 (HQV 3.0) utilises off-the-shelf LiDAR technology that’s found in iPads and iPhones. It’s connected to a mobile app that provides instant empirical analysis of crop samples within seconds after scanning.
The proprietary AI technology used recognizes fruits and measures them accurately to fractions of a millimeter. It scans and reports individual colors and sizes for any and all types of harvested fruits in a crate. Scan results can be accessed from any web browser, besides the dedicated mobile app.
The HQV 3.0 is being beta tested globally in clients located in New Zealand, Chile, Washington, New York state, and Ontario.
Mac Stewart, Field Representative of the Scenic Fruit Company in Washington state says that with HQV 3.0: “We can empower growers by moving the ‘grader’ to the field. Learning the grade of fruit before it ever gets to the packing shed will help us and our growers to make better and more timely decisions about when to harvest. Knowing accurate grades prior to processing will allow us to maximize the potential of each load.”
Matt Deir, Founder and CEO of Croptracker states, “Croptracker’s R&D is customer driven and focused on the end user. We don’t believe in launching products until they are solving real problems for our clients—who are more like our partners. Our customers have been looking for a solution to create greater operational efficiencies within their cherry harvests. We are confident that this upgrade to HQV will be a part of that solution.”