Improving prune harvesting: Efficiency and cost compared for various hand and mechanical tree shaking and picking methods
AuthorsLouis E. Davis
Richard A. Marks
John H. Kilbuck
Authors AffiliationsLouis E. Davis is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; A. Richard Marks is Industrial Engineer, Engineering Research, University of California, Berkeley; John H. Kilbuck is Assistant Specialist in Food Technology, University of Calilornia College of Agriculture, Davis.
Hilgardia 6(4):3-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v006n04p3. April 1952.
This is the first of two articles reporting the results of a work simplification study and methods analysis undertaken for California prune growers and dehydrater operators.
Davis L, Marks R, Kilbuck J. 1952. Improving prune harvesting: Efficiency and cost compared for various hand and mechanical tree shaking and picking methods. Hilgardia 6(4):3-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v006n04p3
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