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Robotic packer at the ‘core’ of apple producer’s automation

Fruit Last edited 03/02/21
Kent apple producer Adrian Scripps is leading the sector in terms of automation – and Brillopak’s award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packing cell is the cornerstone of its intrepid approach.

Huge uncertainty remains for growers

Fruit Last edited 07/12/20
There's a warning that crops will "go rotten in the fields" if the Government doesn't find a solution to the seasonal workers crisis.


Fruit Last edited 05/10/20
Mini berries grown by Hugh Lowe Farms launch into Waitrose and Ocado.

Ripe for growth with substantial funding

Fruit Last edited 30/07/20
The fifth generation farming business acquired the trading assets of Newmafruit and was completed despite difficulties related to Covid-19 lockdown.

Two biological solutions in soft fruit

Fruit Last edited 14/05/20
In speciality crops, biologicals are the future.

Pick for Britain website goes live

Fruit Last edited 29/04/20
The aim is to put those who are looking for work on UK farms over the harvest period in touch with recruiters and farmers.

Taste of Kent top fruit winners

Fruit Last edited 31/10/19
Winners of the Taste of Kent Awards Top Fruit Category announced.

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