Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Prune harvest methods, costs: Comparative study made on efficiency of various types of labor-saving equipment used in 1954 prune harvest season

Author

Arthur Shultis

Author Affiliations

Arthur Shultis is Extension Economist, University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 9(7):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n07p6. July 1955.

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Abstract

Harvesting 400,000 tons of California's fresh prunes—to make about 160,000 tons of dried prunes—requires an estimated total of 195,000 man-weeks of labor. Peak labor requirement in early September is over 30,000 seasonal workers in addition to family and regular labor.

Shultis A. 1955. Prune harvest methods, costs: Comparative study made on efficiency of various types of labor-saving equipment used in 1954 prune harvest season. Hilgardia 9(7):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n07p6
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