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Justin R. Morris

; Morris, 2006 ). By the late 1960s, commercial adoption of mechanical harvesters for both juice and wine grape vineyards was becoming common. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the postharvest quality of mechanically harvested Concord grapes was studied

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Stanisław Pluta and Edward Żurawicz

‘Öjebyn’ and ‘Titania’, used as the standard cultivars in this trial. An effectiveness of the mechanical harvest was almost as high as ‘Öjebyn’ and higher than ‘Titania’ ( Table 1 ). During the last 17 years of observations in the climatic conditions of

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Chad E. Finn, Bernadine C. Strik, Brian Yorgey, Michael Qian, Robert R. Martin, and Mary Peterson

University's Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘Wild Treasure’ is thornless and has high-quality fruit that are very small and suitable for mechanical harvest ( Figs. 1 – 3 ). The fruit is of particular value for market niches where small fruit size is

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Raquel González-Herranz, Kimberley A. Cathline, Matthew W. Fidelibus, and Jacqueline K. Burns

., 2008 ). One mechanized production method is dry-on-vine (DOV). In the DOV method, canes bearing mature fruits are severed, causing them to dry into raisins on the trellised vines, from which they are mechanically harvested ( Fidelibus et al., 2008

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Donna A. Marshall, James M. Spiers, and Stephen J. Stringer

breeding programs, geneticists use a variety of measurements to determine quality of the fruit. Firmness values are useful for determining fruit suitability for mechanical harvesting and long-distance shipping ( NeSmith, 2007 ). This study used two

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Jacqueline K. Burns

ethephon, respectively, in ‘Hamlin’ orange. Arrows indicate the concentration of ethephon needed to reduce FDF to maximize mechanical harvesting efficiency. Graphs redrawn from Pozo et al. (2004) . Combining 5 m m 1-MCP with 400 mg·L −1 ethephon

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D. Scott NeSmith

-7411 ( http://research.uga.edu/gateway/ ). Literature Cited Ballington, J.R. Rooks, S.D. Mainland, C.M. 1991 ‘Reveille’, a new southern highbush cultivar for mechanical harvesting for both fresh and processing market outlets, p. 53–62. In: C.A. Brun (ed

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needed to assess impacts on soil health in addition to yield. Ambient Storage of Machine-harvested Cider Apples Alexander et al. (p. 614) compared ambient storage of hand- and mechanically harvested ‘Brown Snout’ cider apples for two growing seasons. On

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Dennis J. Gray, Zhijian T. Li, Sadanand A. Dhekney, Donald L. Hopkins, and Charles A. Sims

unsuitable for mechanical harvesting and wine-making. In taste, texture, and edible skin, ‘Southern Jewel’ compares favorably with ‘Supreme’; however, it is earlier ripening and much more productive at Apopka, albeit smaller in size. Its formation of large

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Francisco Vargas, Miguel Romero, Joan Clavé, Jaume Vergés, Josef Santos, and Ignasi Batlle

pruned and adapt to mechanical harvesting (easy nut removal). Origin ‘Vayro’ (Breeder's reference IRTAMB A21-323), ‘Marinada’ (IRTAMB A23-57), ‘Constantí’ (IRTAMB A22-120), and ‘Tarraco’ (IRTAMB A21-169) are seedlings selected from different