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Shake-harvested grapefruit … type of removal … fruit injury … pruning

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C. D. McCarty, Agricultural Extension Service and Dept. of Plant Sciences
S. B. Boswell, Agricultural Extension Service and Dept. of Plant Sciences
P. F. Burkner, University of California
J. H. Chesson, University of California

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California Agriculture 27(9):3-4.

Published September 01, 1973

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Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Coachella valley grapefruit have been successfully shake harvested with a removal rate of 90 to 98%. The inertia limb shaker developed by USDA personnel will remove the most fruit with the least damage when operated in short bursts of five to eight strokes at 325 to 350 cycles per minute, with a 3%-inch stroke at the shaker clamp. Injury can occur to the fruit as it swings against twigs and branches before detachment and as it strikes limbs and twigs during its fall through the tree to the catching frame.

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Shake-harvested grapefruit … type of removal … fruit injury … pruning

C. D. McCarty, S. B. Boswell, P. F. Burkner, J. H. Chesson
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Shake-harvested grapefruit … type of removal … fruit injury … pruning

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
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Authors

C. D. McCarty, Agricultural Extension Service and Dept. of Plant Sciences
S. B. Boswell, Agricultural Extension Service and Dept. of Plant Sciences
P. F. Burkner, University of California
J. H. Chesson, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 27(9):3-4.

Published September 01, 1973

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows: Coachella valley grapefruit have been successfully shake harvested with a removal rate of 90 to 98%. The inertia limb shaker developed by USDA personnel will remove the most fruit with the least damage when operated in short bursts of five to eight strokes at 325 to 350 cycles per minute, with a 3%-inch stroke at the shaker clamp. Injury can occur to the fruit as it swings against twigs and branches before detachment and as it strikes limbs and twigs during its fall through the tree to the catching frame.

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