What is thinning

Thinning of small grapes in a operation that is done before the harvesting, in order to reduce yield but improve quality. Reducing the number of clusters to be fed by leaves, improves the quality of the wine. It is a critical operation as winemakers want to avoid berry size compensation associated with crop thinning.

Why we will do it

Thinning is an operation performed with the dual arm harvesting platform and is similar to harvesting. The only difference that we do not care about the handling of the crop we cut and we can through it on the ground to act as a natural fertilizer.

Project Coordinator
Prof. Zoe Doulgeri
Automation & Robotics Lab
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Thessaloniki 54124, Greece

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871704.

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