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Fruit Farming must Automate or Die

Thousands of tonnes of soft fruit rotted in the fields last year.

The Guardian newspaper today (you can get this bit free on line) that thousands of tonnes of fruit went unpicked in UK fields last year because of a shortage of 4000 labour. British workers do not want to do it and Brexit fears has left many EU workers at home.

So what is the answer?  Logic is simple;automate or get out and into something else.

Bill Butterworth, Land Research Ltd. 9 February 2018