CrackSense Newsletter Issue #2

Welcome to the 2nd CrackSense Newsletter!

Stay on track with with the latest CrackSense developments!

The goal of CrackSense is to develop and upscale sensing tools for real-time data collection through experiments and piloting activities. This data, combined with Earth Observation Data and other environmental information, will create EU-wide datasets. CrackSense will use sensing technologies to assess cracking risk at different scales, from individual fruit to regional levels. By reducing yield losses by half, our Integrated CrackSense Solution will bring financial benefits to farmers and growers. Exciting progress is underway at CrackSense, with the first experimental activities gaining momentum and capturing attention across the agrifood spectrum. Stay tuned for the latest advancements.

Paving the Way: First Analyses on Greek Orchards and Vineyards

Paving the way Newsletter 2
Pegasus Agrifood Coop, together with the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), embarked on a field visit to Greece experimental plots. They engaged with local farmers and collected soil samples to be analysed in the laboratory. These testing plots, located in Kiato and Argos, focus on table grapes and pomegranates as part of the CrackSense project.

Meet our Partner Campaign

Meet our partner Newsletter 2
Have a look at our ongoing Meet Our Partners Campaign! In our regular features, we shine a spotlight on our esteemed partners, giving recognition to their exceptional team members, expertise, and role within CrackSense. Keep an eye out for featured partners in our CrackSense Newsletters and subscribe to our LinkedIn page. In the 2nd CrackSense Newsletter we present our WP2 leader – Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB).

CrackSense in Motion – First Workshop Dedicated to Hardware Introduction and Operation in Potsdam, Germany

The opening gathering of Work Package 2 for CrackSense took place on the 15th and 16th of May 2023 in Potsdam, Germany. Partners involved in WP2 came together for dynamic discussions and immersive workshops, fostering a vibrant exchange of ideas regarding future plans and operational strategies.

The primary focus of the workshop was on mapping spatial and temporal variability in orchards and vineyards as well as developing well-suited multi-sensors and remote sensing tools for fruit-cracking prevention. The workshop revolved around a series of multifaceted presentations targeting the advancement of sensing systems.

CrackSense Showcased on the Largest Agricultural Fair in Southeastern Europe

Agricultural fair Novi Sad Newsletter 2
CrackSense project has been presented at the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, Serbia, throughout 20-26th of May 2023. Ranked as one of the largest agricultural fairs in Southeast Europe, with a remarkable 90-year-old legacy attracting a staggering approximate of 600000 visitors each year, this event united prominent local and international players in the realm of farming and agribusiness, as well as influential figures from diverse economic sectors.

Explore the News and Blog Posts in CrackSense Newsroom

CrackSense blog post Newsletter 2
Discover the world of fruit cracking, a phenomenon that impacts a wide range of meaty fruits, including sweet cherry, plum, apricot, apple, litchi, pomegranate, citrus, banana, avocado, grape, persimmon, peach, tomato, pistachios, and more. This peel disorder not only affects different fruit species but also presents variability within species and across different climates. With climatic conditions playing a crucial role in its occurrence, understanding this issue is essential. Stay updated and explore interesting topics, insights, and breakthroughs that shed light on this phenomenon. From in-depth analysis to innovative solutions, our newsroom covers it all.