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Torch like product to change the way fruit is picked

Fruit growers will soon no longer have to pick a piece of fruit to see if the crop is ready to be harvested, thanks to a device known as a Fluorescent Spectrometer.

It is about the same size as a torch, and uses light emissions to measure sugar content, firmness, and the maturity of a piece of fruit.

Victorian tech company Rubens Technologies has developed the device and expects it to be available next year.

Rural editor Eddie Summerfield caught up with Founder and Chief Executive Daniel Pelliccia.

Listen to the full interview above or Subscribe to the National Rural News podcast: http://bit.ly/RuralNewsPodcast

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