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harvest method, but did differ with storage time and year. The harvester should be modified to increase yield, and fruit cold-stored or pressed within 24 hours of harvest to avoid significant yield loss. Strip-Tillage and Rowcovers for Organic Cucurbit

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such as 'Cara Cara' oranges. Phenolics in Apple Juice and Cider Using Different Harvest Methods Alexander et al. (p. 423) report similar phenolic contents in fermented juice derived from over-the-row machine-harvested and hand-harvested ‘Brown Snout

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Jesús A. Gil-Ribes, Louise Ferguson, Sergio Castro-Garcia, and Gregorio L. Blanco-Rodán

-Ribes et al., 2009 ). There is no universal solution for the mechanical harvesting of the widely different types of olive groves ( Rallo et al., 2013 ). The harvesting method depends primarily on tree training followed by orchard layout and size, cropping

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differences due to harvest method on damage to spurs or limbs, and machine harvest used four times less labor than hand harvest (5 vs. 23 labor-hours, respectively). These results suggest that machine harvest may be suitable for cider apples if equipment is

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leaves to stimulate lower stem growth. As a result, the lowest pods of varieties Poncho and Matterhorn were raised off the ground. At 22- and 30-inch row spacing, conventional, direct, and manual harvest methods were compared. Yields from conventional and

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R. Karina Gallardo, Eric T. Stafne, Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Qi Zhang, Charlie Li, Fumiomi Takeda, Jeffrey Williamson, Wei Qiang Yang, William O. Cline, Randy Beaudry, and Renee Allen

. Harvest method determination. When faced with determining harvest method, producers must consider many factors. The survey data reveal these factors include market price (77%), followed by labor availability (63%), labor cost (56%), impacts on fruit

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Juan Carlos Melgar, Jill M. Dunlop, L. Gene Albrigo, and James P. Syvertsen

those trees that were harvested by the same method for at least 2 consecutive years were considered. Table 8. Effect of harvesting method on annual yield (kg) per tree. z Discussion Although winter drought-stressed trees had

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Fumiomi Takeda, Gerard Krewer, Elvin L. Andrews, Benjamin Mullinix Jr, and Donald L. Peterson

end of each sampling area were stripped by hand 1 d before machine harvesting for calculating yield. Determinations of the effect of pruning and harvest method for each cultivar on yield parameters and quality characteristics were analyzed. A one

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Jeffrey G. Williamson and William O. Cline

.E. 1977 Comparison of harvest methods of rabbiteye blueberries J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 102 454 456 Ballinger, W.E. Kushman, L.J. 1971 Light transmittancy versus sizing as a means of sorting blueberries for quality. Highbush Blueberry Mechanization Symp

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Ana Morales-Sillero, Pilar Rallo, María Rocío Jiménez, Laura Casanova, and María Paz Suárez

as 69% of the total direct eligible costs. This has led to the removal of a considerable number of olive groves and to the development of mechanical harvesting methods in traditional table olive farms ( Ferguson et al., 2010 ; Rallo et al., 2013a