Fruitometry News and Events

Final Accuracy for 2023 harvest estimates revealed

Final Accuracy for 2023 harvest estimates revealed

Our accuracy for pre-harvest fruit estimations is impressive: 96% accurate on orchard fruit densities and 99% on aggregated fruit numbers! After processing and comparing packout data from 136.8 scanned hectares distributed along 71 Maturity Areas and 38 orchards we...

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New Insights with Fruitometry Data

New Insights with Fruitometry Data

We recently received a phone call from a grower asking “What proportion of my flowers are open?” Normally that is a question that would be answered unreliably by either manually counting several bays and trying to find a ratio, or by walking the orchard with the...

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Winter bud scanning underway for 2024 crop

Winter bud scanning underway for 2024 crop

The Fruitometry team is back on kiwifruit orchards with our winter bud scanning service which enables orchardists to accurately evaluate winter pruning and provides valuable information about the upcoming crop load. A winter bud scan can be done as soon as the canes...

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First 2023 Harvest Accuracy Results

First 2023 Harvest Accuracy Results

Impressive accuracy on our first packout comparisons for 2023 harvest.UPDATE 30/05 - Our predictions are outstanding: 96.1% accurate on the first set of 21 data points. With new results arriving the remarkable accuracy trend is getting confirmed and this is great news...

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2022 Harvest Estimate Accuracy

2022 Harvest Estimate Accuracy

Fruitometry is proud to share our latest accuracy results for the 2021/22 kiwifruit season: 94% accuracy for our fruit density estimations when compared to harvested fruit.  We recently compared our commercial fruit density...

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Time to start thinking about the 2023 season

Time to start thinking about the 2023 season

Now that 99% of NZ kiwifruit has been harvested for 2022, some of our top kiwifruit customers have already completed their winter prune scans to get a jump on their crop management for the new season. The video below shows our actual workflow to process 1.9 Ha of Gold...

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How well do you know your orchard?

How well do you know your orchard?

Imagine viewing all your blocks in a single coherent view. You can with Fruitometry's Digital Crop Estimation service. Yesterday at 8am our Field Operator, Zac, scanned eight hectares of a soon-to-be-harvested Hayward orchard in the Bay of Plenty, seventeen blocks in...

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2022 Season Complete

2022 Season Complete

Fruitometry has concluded our second season of commercial Digital Crop Estimation (DCE) for kiwifruit in New Zealand. We've scanned over two thousand hectares and nearly five hundred domestic kiwifruit orchards. Kiwifruit growers and orchard managers face many...

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Seeka announces an equity investment in Fruitometry

Seeka announces an equity investment in Fruitometry

New Zealand's largest Kiwifruit Grower Seeka announces an equity investment in Fruitometry an innovative horticultural Agritech. In its first year Fruitometry successfully delivered a new commercial Digital Crop Estimation (DCE) service to kiwifruit growers, managers...

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Fruitometry on TVNZ

Fruitometry on TVNZ

Fruitometry got coverage on TVNZ Saturday Evening news 1. Our innovative service is helping growers with labour shortage by enabling more efficient and targeted work input. See the full article here

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