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Hilary A. Sandler

averages). Although mowing does reduce yield in the year of vine harvest, the economics of periodic use of the cultural practice in concert with fruit production in nonmowed years in a high-value crop such as cranberry has not been previously assessed

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Brian A. Kahn and Niels O. Maness

Americas. Cilantro is one of several herbs being studied for production as an extraction processing crop in Oklahoma. Mechanical harvest and high yields will be necessary to produce the volume of fresh product needed to profitably run an extraction

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Daniela M. Segantini, Renee T. Threlfall, John R. Clark, Luke R. Howard, and Cindi R. Brownmiller

type, weather conditions, and plant management. Fresh-market blackberries need to have attributes that appeal to consumers, but also withstand the market chain from harvest to commercialization. Key attributes for quality fresh-market blackberries

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Vladimir Orbović, Manjul Dutt, and Jude W. Grosser

Despite recent declines, citrus remains the dominant fruit crop produced in the state of Florida. As a result of the introduction of cultivars maturing at different times, citrus harvesting season can span almost 9 months from early September with

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Mary Ruth McDonald and Sean M. Westerveld

the crops have often been harvested before the time when severe clubbing occurs. Several strategies have been developed for long-season Brassica crops to reduce damage in the field, including liming, fertilizers, crop rotation, and chemical controls

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Yin-Tung Wang

subtropical areas such as south Texas and Florida, growers at times are forced to harvest leaves by cutting back severely when freezing temperatures are forecasted. Plants are often repeatedly harvested severely to meet the strong market and processing demands

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Bernadine C. Strik and Ellen Thompson

., 2007 ). Fruit harvest ranged from 3 June to 6 July in Arkansas ( Clark et al., 2005 ) and 30 June to 22 Aug. in Oregon ( Strik et al., 2007 ). Reported yields range from 1.6 to 5.9 t·ha −1 in Arkansas ( Clark et al., 2005 ) and 4.0 to 6.1 t·ha −1 in

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Antònia Ninot, Agustí Romero, Joan Tous, and Ignasi Batlle

Olive oil production is mainly located around the Mediterranean Basin and some others areas of Mediterranean climate (e.g., Australia, Argentina, California, Chile). Hand harvesting of olives ( Olea europaea L.) for oil represents more than 50% of

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Robert F. Heyduck, Steven J. Guldan, and Ivette Guzmán

). Spinach also has the potential to maximize winter production because leafy material can be harvested several times (“cut and come again”) with a relatively short regrowth period (35–50 d or 5–7 weeks) ( Swiader and Ware, 2002 ). In Oklahoma, Donnell et al

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V.M. Russo

Delaying or limiting the number of harvests could improve yield and reduce inputs in bell pepper (Capsicum annuum var. annuum L.) production. Fruit were harvested in a variety of timing methods, which include three times over 14 days with the second and third harvests occurring 7 and 14 days after the first. Fruit from other plants were harvested once at either 7 or 14 days after the first harvest from plants that had several harvests. Fruit length was not affected by time of harvest. Number of marketable fruit, fruit width at the shoulder, endocarp thickness, and fruit volume were increased in fruit from plants harvested once. Marketable yields from plants with a single harvest were, on average, 1.5-fold higher than those from plants with several harvests. Delaying harvests improved fruit quality and quantity. Limiting number of harvests would reduce passes through the field and the associated costs, possibly improving net income.