Workshop on technologies for future fruit and berry production in Western Norway

Leikanger/ Lærdal
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When:24. May   11:00
Last until: 25. May 15:00
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Advances in the state of the art in Robotics, Big Data, and Plant Science and Technology have the potential to implement better growing systems for fruit and berry production. Western Norway has a prominent role in fruit and berry production, but also characteristics and challenges that are region-specific.

We envision the next farming revolution as one that has integrated sensing and actuation systems with varying levels of autonomy, informing, supplementing and working alongside human labour. These systems will bring benefits in aspects such as reduced environmental impact, better quality control, lower labor costs, reduced produce waste, and more efficient horizontal value chains.

To explore the current state of such technologies, and in particular their relevance for Western Norway growers, Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL) and Vestlandsforsking, in collaboration with local industry, welcomes you to join on a two-day event in Leikanger and Lærdal, focusing on technology for soft fruit and fruit production.

The event is organised through the Teknoløft Sogn og Fjordane project.

Deadline for registration: 17th May 2022. 

Program

24th May: Leikanger (Fylkeshuset)

  • 11:00: Lunch

  • 11:45 - 15:00: Presentations and discussions with:

Anita Sønsteby (Nibio), João Valente (Wageningen University), Fieldwork Robotics, Agdir, Sogn Frukt og Grønt, PicknCarry, Njøs frukt- og bærsenter, Farmable

  • 15:00 - 17:00: Opening of the RoboVest test facility at Njøs frukt- og bærsenter

  • 17:00: Dinner 

25th May: Lærdal

10:00 - 15:00: Visit to Sogn Frukt og Grønt and a cherry farm. 
Brainstorming, collaboration dialogues.