Technology To Aide Growers In predicting Harvest
BULANON: "Once we are able to detect the fruit we will then try to make a correlation with the number of fruits that we see from the outside to the total number of fruits in the tree and then try to predict the yield of that particular tree. The objective for the growers is that they want to market the fruit earlier in the season rather than late in the season because they will have a better market price. They could sell it early and secondly they can prepare the post harvest materials. How many boxes and pickers they need.
He believes that it will be beneficial to growers to plan their crop management early if they know how much yield they will get for that particular season."