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Strawberry Plant Sorter
Contact: Thomas Gordon
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
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This page last updated - June 2010.
Overview
NREC is developing an automated, machine vision-based strawberry plant sorter.


Sorting harvested strawberry plants is the most time-consuming and expensive part of the harvesting process. NREC is drawing upon its expertise in vision and innovative mechanisms to build an automated strawberry plant sorter to streamline the harvesting process, improve efficiency, and ensure consistent plant quality. Lassen Canyon Nursery and other growers representing approximately 85% of California’s strawberry plant nursery market are supporting this project and plan to use this technology in their operations.