A New Zealand startup is offering a novel approach to irrigation and nutrition management, specifically designed to optimise the growth of young plants in vineyards and orchards.
A Kiwi start-up is harnessing enzyme technology to simplify nitrogen testing for winemakers, a critical factor in producing quality wines.
New technology can enable older ways of winegrowing, says Abby Rose, who developed the Sectormentor app for her family’s farm and vineyard in Chile in 2014, as an “observation hub” for the land.
In the rapidly advancing world of viticulture, technology is becoming an indispensable ally.
In a competitive and dynamic landscape such as viticulture, the ability to effectively trial, evaluate and embed innovations can provide a distinct advantage.
Marlborough-based startup SmartMachine has established a firm footprint in the future of vitculture, with the pioneering Oxin uncrewed ground vehicle.
A quiet revolution is underway in New Zealand vineyards, and Marlborough’s Matua Wines is on the leading edge.
Developing Cloudy Bay's autonomous vineyard tractor has been a "dream experience" for Murray Faber, who began the project with a pile of scrap metal in the depths of Covid-19.
New Zealand-based agritech startup Cropsy Technologies has raised $1.7 million in an extended and oversubscribed capital raise, including support from United States investor Seraph Group.
Grape Growers in Hawke’s Bay have been invited to view two Oxin in action at a vineyard field day in January.
Grass cover in vineyards is an ideal method of erosion control, particularly on slopes, as well as offering grazing for sheep during the winter period.
Lewis Collins was working on spore trapping as part of his microbiology studies when he thought about the challenge of analysing airborne diseases. By the time useful data was received, it was typically too late to avoid an outbreak within a crop.
New Holland has introduced the new Straddle Tractor TE6 Range, a multi-function tractor designed for narrow vineyards that require a machine with extreme manoeuvrability and compact dimensions.
Small autonomous robots are being trialled as bird deterrents across Marlborough this growing season as the developer looks to demonstrate their utility in the role.
With the wine industry seeking mechanical weeding options to reduce chemical reliance in vineyards, Italian manufacturer Orizzonti has introduced the Speed Green machine, with a novel, yet proven, solution.
Well known for its spreaders, feed wagons, tip trailers and quick hitches, Hamilton-based Coombridge and Alexander has added a new Orchard Spreader to its SAM machinery range.
Cropsy is on a quest to help viticulturists reach their full potential using a unique and scalable artificial intelligence computer-vision system. The Kiwi start-up won the Early Stage and Young Innovators Awards, along with cheques for $11,000, at the recent National Fieldays Innovation Awards.
Covid-19 has escalated the need for greater automated solutions within vineyards, orchards and farms, says Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Manager for Agritech at Callaghan Innovation.
With a minimum width of just one metre, Claas Nexos compact tractors are ideally suited to working in the narrowest vineyards.
Choosing the right new vineyard tractor is an important decision, given the major capital outlay.
A new and improved version of Naïo Technologies’ autonomous weeding robot, Ted, has been revealed prior to a tour of French vineyards.
Claimed to be some of the most revolutionary spray technology to enter the Australasian market, the BA Smart Sprayer powered by Smart-Appl, provides viticulturists and horticulturists with reduced chemical use, economical spray application and advanced crop mapping.
Italian tractor manufacturer Landini, well-known for its specialised tractors in the vineyard and orchard sectors, has announced a new addition to its range - the Rex 4 Electra.
Four years after the Kaikōura earthquake, Marlborough wineries are far better prepared for a big shake, says structural engineer Will Lomax.
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