Tanimura & Antle has always been an early adopter of cutting edge technologies throughout the scope of our operations. True to blending art and science, our implementation of technology has drastically improved our operations, environment, and efficiency. Our team is unwavering in their commitment for constantly seeking out better practices, new ideas, innovative machinery, custom harvest equipment, etc. Our team is unafraid to take risks in order to make improvements that benefit the working conditions of our employees, decreases environmental impacts, improves the use of inputs, etc.
Plant Tape, our latest innovation, was acquired in 2014 by Tanimura & Antle for technical development and commercialization. Originally developed in Spain, the technology is an innovative transplanting system that addresses numerous critical industry issues and improves agricultural practices and efficiencies.
Learn more about Plant Tape here.
We partner with technology companies to trial emerging equipment and machinery in our fields. One promising technology on the horizon is autothinning machines. The technology is a smart implement that attaches to a tractor. The implement contains cameras and processing algorithms that determine which plants in a set spacing are the strongest and most uniform. After processing, the machine then removes the weaker of the plants by applying a high dose of fertilizer. Autothinning machines address the critical labor shortage and reduces the need for chemical use.