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Paul M. Lyrene

blueberry cultivars with larger berries have been developed. Large berries in a tight cluster make hand harvesting difficult and mechanical harvesting almost impossible. Crowded berries in a tight cluster can result in misshaped berries. Ripe berries of

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Fumiomi Takeda and John Phillips

, B. DeFrancesco, J. 1999 ‘Siskiyou’ trailing blackberry HortScience 34 1288 1290 Harper, J.K. Takeda, F. Peterson, D.L. 1999 Economic evaluation of improved mechanical harvesting systems for eastern thornless blackberries Appl. Eng. Agr. 15 597 603

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Andrew L. Thomas, Patrick L. Byers, and Mark R. Ellersieck

numerous. The very different morphology of these two types of fruiting stems in elderberry has important management implications in terms of productivity, uniformity of ripening, potential for mechanical harvest, harvest efficiency, pruning labor, and pest

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Tripti Vashisth and Anish Malladi

decade ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2013 ). Recent studies have started exploring the regulation of fruit detachment in blueberry with the aim of developing abscission agents that can be used to improve mechanical harvesting efficiency ( Malladi et

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Fumiomi Takeda, Gerard Krewer, Changying Li, Daniel MacLean, and James W. Olmstead

atmospheres Plant Dis. Rptr. 63 1049 1053 Dale, A. Hanson, E.J. Yarborough, D.E. McNicol, R.J. Stang, E.J. Brennan, R. Morris, J.R. Hegert, G.B. 1994 Mechanical harvesting of berry crops Hort. Rev. 16 255 382 Funt, R.C. Wall, T.E. Scheerens, J.C. 1998 Yield

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Adrienne E. Kleintop, James R. Myers, Dimas Echeverria, Henry J. Thompson, and Mark A. Brick

green) ( Myers and Baggett, 1999 ). Snap bean cultivars also differ regarding growth habit, where determinate bush cultivars are used for mechanical harvest because they maximize the quantity of mature pods at one harvest date and indeterminate pole

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Fumiomi Takeda, Kathy Demchak, Michele R. Warmund, David T. Handley, Rebecca Grube, and Charles Feldhake

mechanical harvesting systems for eastern thornless blackberries Appl. Eng. Agr. 15 6 597 603 Kozlowski, T.T. 1976 Water relations and tree improvement 307 327 Cannell M. Last F.T. Tree physiology and yield improvement Academic Press London Kramer, P.J. 1983

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S. Castro Bustamante and T.K. Hartz

determined several days before the growers’ once over, mechanical harvest by manually harvesting all fruit in a 5 m section in each plot. At RR, a mechanical harvest was done in a 15 m section of each plot. In all fields, an 18 L sample of randomly selected

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Jessica Chitwood, Ainong Shi, Beiquan Mou, Michael Evans, John Clark, Dennis Motes, Pengyin Chen, and David Hensley

the spinach leaves lie on a mature plant. In the United States, erect leaves are generally preferred to accommodate high-density spinach production and mechanical harvesting. To date, knowledge of the spinach genome is limited and few reports have been

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David M. Butler, Gary E. Bates, and Sarah E. Eichler Inwood

systems, cover crops may also serve as forage crops through either mechanical harvest or grazing, while still providing agronomic benefits to cash crops in rotation and soil quality benefits ( Franzluebbers and Stuedemann, 2014 ), but this has not been