Major retailers and local vegetable producers can now track their carrots and cucumbers via computer thanks to a new technology link-up.
Lemma Solutions based at the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) has worked closely with Gilfresh to develop a web based software programme.
It provides traceability, improves supply chain integration and enhances communications between growers and Tesco.
The technology has helped Gilfresh win the supermarket giant's Nurture award, a recognition of best agricultural practices.
In the last year three of Lemma's other clients, Envirogreen Recycling, NWP and SlurryKat have also received awards for their software solutions.
NISP director of corporate real estate and facilities, Mervyn Watley said that despite being the new kid on the block, Lemma is fast making a name for itself.
He said: "As a new tenant to the Park Lemma is able to take advantage of the first-rate connectivity in order to develop game changing technology that is allowing local companies to develop relationships and trade with major multinational organisations."
Shaun Doherty of Tesco Ireland praised the technology developed by Lemma.
"Lemma Solutions has developed an innovative and exciting system for Gilfresh that seamlessly tracks the product from field to fork," he said.
"Tesco is delighted with the robust software that not only ensures full traceability but also builds up a powerful database of historical agronomy data to evaluate and improve production in the future."