CNH signs MoU with ICAR institute for development of apple harvesting technology

Agricultural equipment manufacturer CNH Industrial has signed an MoU with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar (ICAR-CITH) to collaborate on fruit harvesting technology in India. The partnership focuses on  the mechanization of fruit harvesting, especially apples, by integrating cutting-edge technologies. It will also promote the development of innovative solutions tailored to India’s unique agricultural challenges, CNH said in a statement.  “The aim of this strategic partnership is to drive innovation in horticulture. Together with ICAR – CITH, we look forward to pooling our knowledge and expertise to bring about dramatic changes in agricultural efficiency and productivity that will benefit farmers and the wider agricultural community”, said Garv Modwel, Director, Advanced Technology and Innovation, CNH India Technology. Center in release. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, CNH will oversee the planning and development process of timber harvesting. The company delivers prototypes for field testing and makes improvements based on test results. M.K Verma, Director, ICAR – CITH Srinagar said, “We look forward to partnering with CNH to bring technological advancements to the Indian horticulture sector. The project will provide an opportunity for our experts to apply their experience and insight to develop solutions that will help shape the future of fruit harvesting.   ICAR-CITH supports image collection, logistics and operational aspects. The institute analyzes field trial data such as harvest efficiency, postharvest losses and  impact on fruit quality.

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