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are therefore susceptible to insect damage and fungal decay after harvest, resulting in high perishability ( Miller, 2009 ; Tzortzakis and Metzidakis, 2012 ). The main storage problems affecting chestnuts are the presence of insect worms ( Cydia

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traditionally harvested manually. However, the shortage of manpower for harvesting on the one hand and increasing labor costs on the other ( Birger et al., 2008 ; Ferguson et al., 2010 ; Vega Macias et al., 2005 ) have encouraged researchers and growers to

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flowering time, harvest date, fruit yield and quality. Materials and Methods Greenhouse studies Two experiments were carried out in 2018 at the Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center (WSU NWREC) greenhouse

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markers for profiling beverage quality and pharmacological attributes, there is limited understanding of their relationship with the dynamics of carbohydrate reserves in response to seasonal harvests of bush tea. The tea is currently harvested throughout

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Citrus is a crop of great economic importance to the state of Florida. In the 2007–2008 season, 203.8 million 40-kg boxes of fruit were harvested from ≈225,000 ha with a farm-gate value of ≈$1 billion and a total economic impact of $9 billion

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The harvest process for most fresh-market tree fruit crops is labor-intensive and time-consuming. For sweet cherry ( Prunus avium L.), harvest costs generally account for 50% to 60% of total production costs ( Seavert et al., 2008 ), yet despite

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In the United States, bulk commodity crop harvesting, such as corn ( Zea mays L.) and soybean [ Glycine max (L.) Merr.], has been largely mechanized, improving efficiency and limiting dependence on manual labor. Conversely, with just a few

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acknowledge the contribution of members of G Taylor's research group in performing the UK harvest and the staff of Vitacress Kenya for their invaluable assistance.

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conventional harvest practice of first undercutting plants, then windrowing and threshing is used to minimize yield loss ( Smith, 2004 ). An alternate method is direct harvest, which has advantages of lower operational costs, less soil disturbance, reduced

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Edwards and Coe-Collier Citrus Harvesting LLP for their expert assistance and cooperation. Use of trade names does not imply endorsement of the products named or criticism of similar ones not named.

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