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At Vivai Battistini the ribbon was cut for VitroLeaf, Europe's largest propagation laboratory


08 May 2024

Not a simple laboratory but a true vertical farm animated by robots that speed up work thanks to production in a sterile environment. Paolo Laghi explains the novelty of this innovation to Cherry Times.

MAF Roda, artificial intelligence in the service of quality


23 Feb 2024

The Cherry Way IV grader is a complex machine,' Masotti told us, 'it is integrated with the Cherryscan 7 vision system that uses AI. The multi-spectral infrared camera that analyses the fruit does so by taking colour photos at five different wavelengths'.

TOMRA LUCAi™ for InVision2 grading platform boosts efficiency and profitability of cherry packing operations


20 Feb 2024

Benedetta Ricci Iamino, Global Category Director – Cherries at TOMRA Food says: “LUCAi™ for InVision2 represents a substantial leap forward. The LUCAi™ platform, in fact, allows to process cherries at a higher speed (+15% kg per hour per lane) while optimizing defect sorting.

Salvi Vivai invests in a new experimental cherry orchard

Breeding Nurseries

15 Jan 2024

The year 2024 starts under the best omen for Salvi Vivai. In 2023, the new experimental cherry orchard was planted and the new micropropagation laboratory officially started. The new team is working at full speed to produce plants that are already in order.

Cherry Times wishes you happy holidays and a happy New Year!


25 Dec 2023

In this year's finale, the Cherry Times team would like to express its gratitude to all readers who have chosen us as their preferred source of information to understand and delve into the wonderful world revolving around the fruit of paradise: the cherry.

Top Plant Nurseries' new varieties and rootstock trials


22 Dec 2023

Top Plant Nurseries has been responding to the demand for certified plants for Italian and foreign fruit growers for more than 30 years. Today the nursery is managed by Enrico Mazzon, and it'is with him that we want to delve into the working method of Top Plant Nurseries.

Danese, a Hydrocooling System directly in the field

Post-harvest​ Quality

03 Nov 2023

The Veneto-based group, which has been involved in cold management for more than 35 years, is working on eliminating the time between the cherry's detachment from the plant and the moment when the temperature is lowered, with the 'Danese Hydrocooling System'.

Vivai Mazzoni: with Bibaum®, the climate crisis is less frightening

Rootstocks Nurseries

20 Oct 2023

Vivai Mazzoni, part of the Mazzoni Group, a company that has been active in the agri-food industry for more than 50 years, is convinced that the Bibaum® system can help to cope with such a challenging climate scenario.

Cultivating success: the insights of Vivai Spinelli, the Italian fruit tree specialist

Breeding Planting systems Nurseries

22 Sep 2023

The company Vivai Spinelli has made a name for itself in the industry thanks to its complete management of the production cycle, from the initial propagation phase to the distribution of mature plants on the market. Vito Spinelli spoke for Cherry Times.

Tomra Food and Icoel together represent over 60% of the Italian market


14 Jul 2023

In November 2022, TOMRA Food and ICOEL S.r.l. reached an agreement that defines ICOEL as TOMRA Food's integrated business partner for Europe and preferred partner for cherry technologies in Latin America.