$11.5 million plunged into strawberries for robotic pickers

Updated April 18 2023 - 2:51pm, first published March 23 2023 - 8:00pm
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland principal plant breeder Dr Jodi Neal says breeding a strawberry that is suited to robotic picking will reduce harvesting time, resulting in a more profitable outcome for growers. Picture by DAFQ
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland principal plant breeder Dr Jodi Neal says breeding a strawberry that is suited to robotic picking will reduce harvesting time, resulting in a more profitable outcome for growers. Picture by DAFQ

AUSTRALIA is putting $11.5 million into developing strawberry varieties that will be more easily picked by robots.

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