Welcome to the 3rd CrackSense Newsletter
CrackSense is gaining traction across the continents and receives well-deserved recognition! See what’s in store and find out about the latest developments, experiment progress and CrackSense features in the news!
CrackSense featured on Euronews Green Week Debate: How can Europe lead the way on food security and production?
Euronews’ Green Week Debate hosted a panel discussing Europe’s ability to ensure food security amidst climate change and increasing global hunger. The panel was led by Damon Embling, senior producer and Euronews journalist, and it featured four guests: Edward Davey, Director of Partnerships, Food & Land Use Coalition (FOLU) & Co-Director, World Resources Institute UK Guillaume Gruere, Acting Head, Agriculture and Resources Policies Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate Professor Mladen Radišić, CEO, Foodscale Hub & Communication Manager, CrackSense, and Marloes Martens, Product Manager, Human Nutrition & Health, Ynsect.
Summer vine: Experiments on table grapes started in Lachish, Israel
The initial phase of the CrackSense project has been started in Lachish, a central region of Israel, conducted by the Volcani Institute in collaboration with Tali Grapes. The experiments comprise of an array of proximal and remote sensing techniques to tackle the prevailing issue of fruit cracking in table grapes of the Vitis vinifera variety, specifically the SunWorld cultivar.
Meet Our Partner Campaign
Take a moment to explore our ongoing “Meet Our Partners Campaign.” In our regular features, we shine a spotlight on our esteemed partners, giving recognition to their team member expertise and role within CrackSense. Keep an eye out for featured partners in our CrackSense Newsletters and subscribe to our LinkedIn page! In the 3rd CrackSense Newsletter we present Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), lead beneficiaries of Work Package 4.
CrackSense Showcase at AgroMashov Agriculture Exhibition in Tel Aviv: Strong support from Israeli Ministry of Agriculture
The Tel Aviv agriculture exhibition AgroMashov not only served as a platform for showcasing innovations but also highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in driving the agricultural industry forward. The recognition from the Minister of Agriculture and the global attention garnered by the CrackSense project demonstrate its potential for transformative change in agriculture.
Bite-sized Info on Cherry Production in Europe
Fruit production is facing numerous challenges across the globe. Check out our infographics, based on the data available on the FAO website, describing the individual fruit crop production fluctuations across several years in the EU, and wider.
Explore the News and Blog Posts in CrackSense Newsroom
Fruit cracking poses as a lasting, recurring cause of yield loss for orchard and vineyard owners. Different studies cite an average of between 30-40% of yield losses for various crops, ranging from cherries, table grapes, pomegranates, pears, peaches, etc., and are variable depending on the crop, season and orchard management practices. Up to this date, no unique solutions have been proposed, but are rather tailor-made for each and every individual crop, orchard, climate and sometimes, even, season. CrackSense aims to develop a unique set of sensing tools and to provide means for well informed, data-driven decision making for a wide range of fruit production value chain stakeholders. So far, there are multiple aspects to consider for orchard maintenance, and some of them are described in our latest blog post.