Human energy costs of picking oranges
AuthorC. E. Schertz
Author AffiliationsCletus E. Schertz was Assistant Professor and Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 21(10):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n10p2. October 1967.
Results of investigations of human energy expended by orange pickers show that pickers are 25% more efficient when picking fruit from the ground than during general picking. Picking fruit from a ladder is not appreciably less efficient than general picking. ladder-carry and setting require twice the energy per unit of time as general picking.
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