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Harvesting pears mechanically… a new approach to fruit collection

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J. J. Mehlschau, University of California
R. B. Fridley, University of California
L. L. Claypool, University of California

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California Agriculture 28(6):8-9.

Published June 01, 1974

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Abstract

Mechanical harvesting of Bartlett pears appears practical, and economically feasible, with the collector-decelerator system showing the greatest potential, according to these tests. As with any harvest operation, yield, fruit losses, fruit quality and harvest rate are extremely important. Acceptable fruit quality has been achieved with this experimental equipment, and it is believed that commercial machines could be produced to equal or exceed this performance.

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Harvesting pears mechanically… a new approach to fruit collection

J. J. Mehlschau, R. B. Fridley, L. L. Claypool
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Harvesting pears mechanically… a new approach to fruit collection

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

J. J. Mehlschau, University of California
R. B. Fridley, University of California
L. L. Claypool, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 28(6):8-9.

Published June 01, 1974

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Abstract

Mechanical harvesting of Bartlett pears appears practical, and economically feasible, with the collector-decelerator system showing the greatest potential, according to these tests. As with any harvest operation, yield, fruit losses, fruit quality and harvest rate are extremely important. Acceptable fruit quality has been achieved with this experimental equipment, and it is believed that commercial machines could be produced to equal or exceed this performance.

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