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Changying Li, Pengcheng Yu, Fumiomi Takeda and Gerard Krewer

software of the instrumented sphere sensing system; its application in evaluating a rotary and a slapper harvester design; and how the impact data collected could be translated into fruit bruising rates for two SH blueberries (‘Scintilla’ and FL 05

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Xiaohong Wang, Bishun Ye, Xiangpeng Kang, Ting Zhou and Tongfei Lai

-specific transcriptional control of ripening in tomato has received considerable attention ( Rohrmann et al., 2012 ). Several TFs, such as LeMADS-RIN, SlFUL1/SlFUL2, SlTAGL1, SlMADS1, SlAP2a, and SlNAC4, have been shown to play central regulatory roles by both ethylene

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Steven A. Sargent, Adrian D. Berry, Jeffrey G. Williamson and James W. Olmstead

compared with MH fruit using side–slapper finger harvest technology from that era; they reported that MH fruit were softer than HH fruit, resulting in significantly higher losses and increased decay during storage. Since then, several studies have evaluated

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Jeffrey G. Williamson and William O. Cline

methods to remove ripe berries from canes and they were generally classified as slappers, sway shakers, and rotary shakers ( Brown et al., 1996 ; Mainland, 1993 ). In their review, Dale et al. (1994) provide a detailed account of blueberry harvester

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Fumiomi Takeda, Gerard Krewer, Elvin L. Andrews, Benjamin Mullinix Jr and Donald L. Peterson

scales) and conveyors near the ground. These commercial harvesters were designed in several different ways and are known as rotary shakers, slappers, and sway shakers ( Peterson and Brown, 1996 ). The over-the-row harvesters have cut harvest labor to 10