Can New Harvest Technology Impact Apple Industry??

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Imagine a world in which apples were picked from the trees by a machine. Sound like science fiction? Well, not so fast. A company called Advanced Farms Technologies, Inc. is trialing a prototype automated apple harvester. With labor shortage as a significant factor for many growers, this type of technology could be a welcomed alternative.

Questions must still be answer as to how effective the machine can be. How costly is the machine? Can it work with only trellised apples? Does it require flat terrain? It will be interesting to find out how all this figures into the equation as the technology moves forward.

Check out their website for more details about the company and see a brochure of the apple harvester and specifics about how it works.

Advanced Farms Technologies, Inc. – Apple Harvester