The UK Horticultural industry has concerns over the availability and cost of casual labour. AHDB have commissioned a survey to investigate the current and potential level of automation and robotics, particularly with regard to replacement of human labour. Automation is defined as the replacement of human labour by mechanical operations which may include robotics. Robotics includes sensing and feedback.
There will also be a more in-depth telephone survey with growers if you would like to participate in this please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would be interested in helping AHDB Horticulture steer future activity in this area please get in touch with Debbie.Wilson@ahdb.org.uk