Innovation, innovation, innovation is the theme for national distributor Hutchinsons. The company continues developing the ground breaking Fruit Vison system which will count and categorise apple harvest and Omnia Precision which helps with appropriate inputs.
Hutchinsons is laying down a novel trial to break through the fruit yield barrier called Helios (Hutchinsons Enhanced Light Interception Orchard System). This is based on the premise that the ultimate yield of apples is relative to how much light the tree can intercept.
The company is also championing a new farmer-led research project exploring autumn planting cover-crops in hop alleyways, funded and supported by Innovative Farmers.