Aug 22, 2017

Plantech, Western Bay of Plenty

New institute could ‘transform hort sector’

A new technology research institute called Plantech is planned for Western Bay of Plenty using the region’s horticulture industry as a testing ground for new technologies and services.

As horticulture in NZ surges and as we look to fulfil projected yields and growth at an operational level the need for better technology is paramount in orchard, packhouse and boardroom discussions. Recently formed institute, Plantech, confirms ministerial recognition of such industry needs. In a great example of the collaborative nature this industry enjoys, valuable know-how from a broad collective is being pooled to advance horticultural automation. Read more…

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