Grimme UK to mark tenth appearance at driffield show by putting the spotlight on Harvesteye and Haith group

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Visitors to this year’s Driffield Show will be the first to see the latest enhancements to a revolutionary system that counts and sizes potatoes at the point of harvest or while grading potatoes into store.

GRIMME UK will be attending its first event in over a year and will be showcasing the latest version of HarvestEyeTM, the patented technology developed in conjunction with B-Hive Innovations.

Launched at British Potato in 2019, HarvestEye uses a 3D camera and machine learning to count, size and analyse variations in the crop when they are harvested.

Visitors to GRIMME UK’s stand (#180) will be introduced to a new 3D camera that has been incorporated into the latest system update, providing even greater accuracy. HarvestEye has also upgraded the hardware and wiring in the system, which can easily be retrofitted to harvester systems to allow growers to have full visibility of how crop performance varies throughout their fields. 

“HarvestEye allows users to improve crop performance and field returns,” says Ed Hodson, Potato Product Specialist at GRIMME UK. “The technology is straightforward to install and helps users plan their business more effectively, eliminate waste in the supply chain and optimise crop returns. We are really looking forward to welcoming people to our stand and showing them the recent enhancements that HarvestEye has added to the platform.”

As well as the new additions to HarvestEye, GRIMME UK will have several other class-leading machines on show, including the Varitron 220, GB230 belt potato planter, GH2 two row ridging hiller, a range of irrigation machinery and a new Stanhay X Series drill.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s Driffield Show will also be the first time GRIMME UK exhibits alongside Haith Group. The two companies entered into a strategic partnership in April 2020 to offer complete solutions from planting to harvesting, washing, grading and sorting. GRIMME UK will feature several of Haith’s latest innovations on its stand.

“We made our first appearance at the Driffield Show in 2010, and because last year’s show was cancelled, this will be the tenth time that we have exhibited. We know that this year’s show will be different to previous ones, but we are incredibly excited about getting back to meeting people face to face, talking to them about their farms and showing them the latest additions to our range,” adds Tom Goose, GRIMME’s UK Sales Manager.

Driffield Show takes place at Driffield Showground on 21st  and 22nd July. 

To find out more about GRIMME UK, its collaboration with Haith and HarvestEye, visit www.grimme.com/uk

 

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