Sensors for fruit analysis in the context of precision horticulture:
What does Precision Horticulture capture?
- It is a concept recently developed in research capturing data collection in the orchard (apple, banana, mango, citrus fruits) or greenhouse (tomato), quality mapping, and decision support.
In-situ data of the fruit can be used in the production and postharvest in the entire supply chain of fresh produce.
What is the expected impact on horticulture?
- Fruit sensors use modern information and communication technology (ICT) for collecting online in-situ data on the fruit development and visualize the crop.
- The fruit information provide an insight in the apparent fruit development aiding maturity monitoring for irrigation, marketing, harvest, and storage decisions.
- For exmple: search for the FIORAMA project of CP.