Machinery and Technology
Palm date fruit mechanized harvesting.

Machinery and Technology

The engineering and technology group at Southern Arava R&D has initiated and participated in technological developments for date palms and field crops in the Southern Arava.

We have been involved in R&D of:

  • Fruit automated sorting by means of computerized vision.
  • Advanced technologies for date fertilization.
  • Collecting and crushing pruned dates.
  • Improvements and adaptation of advanced spray systems in dates.
  • Detection of individual palm trees for precision agriculture.
  • Automatic thinning of date bunches.
  • Mechanical harvesting of "wet" Medjool date fruit by trunk shaking.

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