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Louise Ferguson and Sergio Castro Garcia

investigated all three components of mechanical harvesting, harvest method, grove adaptation, and identifying a loosening agent. Good progress has been made with the first two components, the harvester and the groves, but investigations of abscission compounds

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David R. Byrnes, Fekadu F. Dinssa, Stephen C. Weller, and James E. Simon

value for both producers and consumers. California standards allow 18% stem by mass for spinach ( Spinacia oleracea ) yield reporting using a similar harvest method to allow regrowth for successive harvests ( Koike et al., 2011 ). Evaluation of the

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Karen Salandanan, Marisa Bunning, Frank Stonaker, Oktay Külen, Patricia Kendall, and Cecil Stushnoff

); 6) use similar postproduction harvest methods, including physiological maturity, fruit size, harvest time of day, fruit location on plants, storage conditions, and handling for samples collected for analytical purposes; 7) minimize potential losses

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Rosana Moreno, Diego S. Intrigliolo, Carlos Ballester, Cruz Garcerá, Enrique Moltó, and Patricia Chueca

trees (4.42 µmol CO 2 /m 2 /s). No differences were observed after harvest. Effects on E l . Concerning E l , neither ethephon treatment nor the harvest method had any effect on this parameter in the ‘Clemenules’ and ‘Fortune’ orchards ( Fig. 4 ; Table

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Charles F. Forney

; Wright et al., 1937 ). These variable recommendations reflect the lack of clear differences reported in these studies, which may reflect inherent fruit properties that are influenced by cultural conditions, cultivars, harvest method, postharvest handling

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R. Karina Gallardo, Qi Zhang, Michael Dossett, James J. Polashock, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Nicholi Vorsa, Patrick P. Edger, Hamid Ashrafi, Ebrahiem Babiker, Chad E. Finn, and Massimo Iorizzo

disease development on southern highbush blueberry fruit in relation to berry flesh type and harvest method Plant Dis. 97 213 221 Moggia, C. Graell, J. Lara, I. González, G. Lobos, G.A. 2017 Firmness at harvest impacts postharvest fruit softening and

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Marcelo A.G. Carnelossi, Edinaldo O.A. Sena, Adrian D. Berry, and Steven A. Sargent

maximum flavor. Shelf life depends on the cultivar, harvest method, and field and storage conditions ( Duan et al., 2011 ; Sargent et al., 2006 ). The respiration rate for blueberry was reported to reach between 2.0–10 mg·kg −1 ·h −1 at 0 °C and 52–87 mg

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Brianna L. Ewing and Barbara A. Rasco

with the ground outside of normal harvesting methods may be used for human consumption only if there has been adequate processing to reduce food safety concerns. Like with cider-specific apples, wine grapes ( Vitis vinifera ) and hops ( Humulus lupulus

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Cody J. Stewart, S. Christopher Marble, Brian Jackson, Brian J. Pearson, P. Christopher Wilson, and Dwight K. Lauer

, many other factors such as harvesting methods, pine species, screening or hammer milling before or after aging, and time of year the trees were harvested may also influence the final product’s chemical and physical properties. Most ornamental plant

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Sarah R. Schweig and Rebecca N. Brown

tested (42%). However, leaf-to-stem ratio has been manipulated through harvesting method in amaranth species with similar growth habits. Oluoch et al. (2009) found that frequent harvests, combined with topping, significantly increased leaf yield for