Fast, precise orchard scanning that drives better decisions.

Our unique AI technology gives you visibility of your entire orchard’s crop and information you can use to improve yields and reduce labour costs.

Fast, precise orchard scanning that drives better decisions.

Our unique AI technology gives you visibility of your entire orchard’s crop and information you can use to improve yields and reduce labour costs.

How can Fruitometry’s scanning technology improve your orchards yield and optimise labour resources?

Unlike traditional methods,  AI technology identifies crop features across entire blocks on your orchard with unmatched precision. This provides you with comprehensive insights that help you make earlier crop management decisions at all stages of the growing season.

Within 24 hours of an orchard scan our Fruitometry system generates a heatmap of the current fruit density per square metre for every row of your entire orchard. Armed with this powerful and accurate information you can see the problem areas of your orchard and start adjusting your management to fix them.

At what stages can our technology be utilised

Using Fruitometry’s digital crop estimate across the growing season provides growers and managers with insights to make earlier crop management decisions. Our current technology can be utilised at varying stages of the growing season including winter buds, shoots, flower buds, fruitlets, and fruit.

How does the Digital Crop Estimate (DCE) technology work

The field units mounted on our quad bikes and ATVs contain a range of cameras and sensors that capture crop density information and orchard characteristics.

Booking a scan

When you schedule a scan with Fruitometry, we use your orchard map to identify any hazards or special requirements and plan our approach.

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Final Accuracy for 2023 harvest estimates revealed

Final Accuracy for 2023 harvest estimates revealed

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Winter bud scanning underway for 2024 crop

Winter bud scanning underway for 2024 crop

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The Fruitometry Advantage

Digital crop estimates by Fruitometry uses 3D imaging and artificial intelligence techniques to count bud, flower and fruit densities in kiwifruit orchards rapidly and accurately.

This innovative technology replaces traditional manual counting with small sample sizes. Our services provide 100% coverage of the orchard to enable growers to understand the performance of every row and enable them to make the best decision for their orchard based on fast and accurate crop estimates.

The Fruitometry Advantage

Digital crop estimates by Fruitometry uses 3D imaging and artificial intelligence techniques to count bud, flower and fruit densities in kiwifruit orchards rapidly and accurately.

This innovative technology replaces traditional manual counting with small sample sizes. Our services provide 100% coverage of the orchard to enable growers to understand the performance of every row and enable them to make the best decision for their orchard based on fast and accurate crop estimates.

Meet our customers

Marc says it didn’t take much convincing for his orchard manager to see how the Fruitometry heatmaps could be used to make strategic decisions. A full orchard scan in January clearly demonstrated that 30% of the orchard had small fruit, with unacceptably high fruit density. They agreed to bring thinning crews just across that part of the orchard saving thousands of dollars in labour.

When to scan your orchard

Winter Buds

July to
September

Winter prune and tie down is complete

Assess quality of winter pruning

Target areas of overloaded buds

Early indication
of crop load

Shoots

Late
September

Shoots longer than 2cm but not overlapping each other

Early management of flower bud numbers

Assessment of bud burst rate

Shoot knockout strategy

Flower Buds

October to
November

Just before flower bud opens

Define king flower load thinning strategy

Early crop load indication

Fruitlet

November to
December

14 days after fruit set

Early thinning

Optimise labour resources

Assessment of crop variability

Early harvest estimate

Fruit

January to
harvest

Crop load management

Harvest estimation

Optimise harvest labour and resources

Market allocation planning

Density maps show fruit variability across entire blocks

Our Digital Crop Estimation solution scans entire blocks providing an accurate view of overall top loading.

Density maps show fruit variability across entire blocks

Our Digital Crop Estimation solution scans entire blocks providing an accurate view of overall top loading.

Innovative service

Our innovative service helps growers with labour shortage by enabling more efficient and targeted work input. 

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