Canadian Manufacturing

Croptracker releases Harvest Quality Vision 3.0

It utilizes off the shelf LiDAR technology found within iPads and iPhones to scan fruits of all sizes and shapes, and returns highly accurate results.

February 10, 2022   by CM Staff

Cherries Scanned by HQV 3.0 in Chile (CNW Group/Croptracker, Inc.)

KINGSTON &mdah; Croptracker, Inc. has released its Harvest Quality Vision 3.0 (HQV 3.0) to simplify and accurately predict the size of harvested produce. It utilizes off the shelf LiDAR technology found within iPads and iPhones to scan fruits of all sizes and shapes, and returns highly accurate results.

Croptracker’s proprietary AI technology recognizes fruits in the field and sizes them accurately to reportedly fractions of a millimeter (less than 3/100th of an inch). As a result, Croptracker’s HQV 3.0 will measure the individual color and size for any and all types of harvested apples, cherries, blueberries, pears, peaches, and more in a bin. In addition, this app scans the harvest and returns results back to the user within seconds on the scanning device. The software is reportedly flexible and HQV 3.0 scan results can be accessed from any web browser in addition to the mobile app.

HQV 3.0 has been beta tested around the world with Croptracker clients from New Zealand and Chile to growers in Washington, New York state, and Ontario. Growers and packers agree that HQV 3.0 completes critical sizing tasks that they require from their agtech software.

Mac Stewart, Field Representative of the Scenic Fruit Company in Washington state says that with HQV 3.0: “We can empower growers by moving the ‘grader’ to the field. Learning the grade of fruit before it ever gets to the packing shed will help us and our growers to make better and more timely decisions about when to harvest. Knowing accurate grades prior to processing will allow us to maximize the potential of each load.”

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Croptracker develops agtech solutions for industry companies. Situated footsteps away from the rural region of Eastern Ontario, Canada, their mission is to make crop production reportedly safer, more efficient, and more profitable.