The constant issue of bruise management
Each season brings a new set of production challenges, but one constant issue is bruise management. Very few things can ruin the market value of a good crop as much as bruised and damaged goods. The causes of bruising varies all the way from soil conditions to harvester operations to truck transportation. Knowledge on how to deal with these issues is readily available however, finding the causes is the first step to really managing them. With ProduceQC or SmartSpud and their impact measurement sensors, we offer the tools to help you do just that. With many producers providing incentives for suppliers that provide shipments with high rates of bruise-free produce, ensure you're among them.
Trial-and-error calibration and servicing is ineffective
We all have to calibrate and maintain our equipment for the task at hand: from matching the chain speed on the harvester and its blade angle, conveyer speed and boom height, truck speed and height. The list goes on. With the aaggrrii™ impact measurement technology, you will have an objective measurement that will tell you immediately if your calibrations are effective at reducing damage. No more guess work, only data-driven decisions to quickly remedy issues and precisely calibrate equipment.
The evils of post-harvest loss
In a day and age where global issues of sustainable development and food security are in the forefront, post-harvest loss must be avoided. Yet, current estimates in food-chain analysis show that up to 1/3 of food production is lost post-harvest. In the United-States, this represent US$90 billion to US$100 billion. From food lost in storage, to bad manipulation by retailers and shippers, to households discarding excess food, the causes are many and varied. For any farmer, return on investment in addressing these loses can be very worthwhile. aaggrrii™ replicas with sensor technology follow the chain of events indicates where vital changes need to be made.