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MaaraTech Fielday Walk

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

MaaraTech, with the support of Mr Apple, will be hosting an Orchard Walk to present and discuss the latest R&D technologies in orchard canopies, fruit sensing and support/training manual labour.

There will be on-orchard demonstrations and presentations, targeted at senior leading hands/supervisors up to technical orchard managers, including:

  • Smartphone-based fruitlet counting for QS during thinning. [Lincoln Agritech, CLM2-project]
  • Data app of capturing, analysing and visualising orchard data (e.g. counts). [AgFirst Nelson]
  • Virtual Reality system for training manual work in management of fruit crops [U. of Auckland]
  • Augmented Reality system for supporting manual work in orchards [University of Canterbury]
  • Machine-based fruit counting R&D for kiwifruit: video. [University of Auckland/RPL]


Ensure you are there on time, as the function starts off with a barbeque hosted by Fruitfed. Please send through RSVP’s to sandra@applesandpears.nz by 5.00pm Tuesday 15th December.

If you have any queries about the event, please contact Robbie.McCormick@mrapple.com


December 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Mr Apple – Blyth Orchard
185 Lawn Road
Mangateretere, Clive 4180 New Zealand
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