Productivity improvement with: Picker aids for grape harvesting
AuthorsH. E. Studer
J. J. Kissler
R. R. Parks
Authors AffiliationsHenry E. Studer is Assistant Specialist, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; James J. Kissler is Farm Advisor, San Joaquin Co; Coby Lorenzen is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; Ralph R. Parks is Extension Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 20(8):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n08p2. August 1966.
Productivity, measured in terms of tonnage of grapes picked in a given amount of time, can be increased by use of equipment that will transport the picker, improve picking visibility, and move the fruit into containers. These tests with a mobile platform for transporting grape harvest workers along the row indicated that the degree of improved efficiency possible depends largely on the quality of the labor and crew size.
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