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Timothy K. Hartz and Thomas G. Bottoms

volume was based on reference evapotranspiration (modified Penman) and crop canopy width (percent of ground coverage). Eight weekly N fertigations began at early bloom and delivered a total of 180 kg·ha −1 N. The plots were mechanically harvested at

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Christopher S. Cramer and Joe N. Corgan

.5, whereas the bulb firmness of ‘NuMex Starlite’ ranged from 4.4 to 7.0. As mechanical harvesting becomes more widely adopted in New Mexico, bulb firmness will become an important trait to consider when selecting a cultivar for cultivation. ‘NuMex Serenade

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Maurizio Mulas and Rita A.M. Melis

myrtle liqueurs. Considering the great efforts presently made to promote myrtle domestication and the attempts to improve the mechanical harvest of the berries, these findings are important. In fact, because the mechanical harvest of myrtle berries causes

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Scott A. Brawner and Michele R. Warmund

method, the dent test, is the current method used by producers who mechanically harvest ( Taylor and Perry, 1986 ). For the dent test, an unhulled fruit was firmly grasped and pressure was exerted on the surface of the husk with the thumb. When the thumb

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Chen Jiang, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Sylvia M. Blankenship, Michael D. Boyette, Zvezdana Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Katherine M. Jennings, and Jonathan R. Schultheis

IN symptoms within 2 DAH. The remaining storage roots were mechanically harvested 100 and 105 DAP at Kinston, NC and Clinton, NC, respectively, and randomly separated to form multiple subsamples. Each subsample consisted of 25 U.S. No. 1 storage roots

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Sean M. Westerveld, Alan W. McKeown, and Mary Ruth McDonald

senescence and general weakening of the foliage. This can cause substantial reductions in yield because the foliage may break off during mechanical harvest, leaving marketable carrots unharvested ( Langenberg, 1975 ). Research has established a relationship

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Carol A. Miles and Jaqueline King

traditional hand harvest and mechanical harvest using an over-the-row small fruit harvester. Materials and methods Orchard planting. The orchard for this study was established in 2002 at Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and

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highbush blueberries, V45 detached fewer blue fruit and too many immature and stemmed fruit for current commercial use. The V45 harvester has the potential to mechanically harvest some rabbiteye blueberries with quality approaching that of hand

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Jack E. Staub, Isabelle Y. Delannay, and Jin-Feng Chen

. Line WI 7023A was created through selection and backcrossing with Gy-7 as the recurrent parent and H19 as the donor parent (BC 4 S 3 ) to identify a small-statured genotype for once-over mechanical harvest operations. It originated from the same

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Todd A. Burnes, Robert A. Blanchette, Jason A. Smith, and James J. Luby

and an upright growth habit suitable for mechanical harvest. All are from crosses between the susceptible cultivar ‘Ben Lomond’ and resistant cultivars, either ‘Consort’ or ‘Crusader’ ( Table 1 ). Their immunity to WPBR in this study suggests that they