Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
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Mechanical harvesting for green asparagus

Authors

R. A. Kepner
R. E. Cowden
G. I. Weigt

Authors Affiliations

R. A. Kepner is Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; R. E. Cowden is Laboratory Technician III, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; G. I. Weigt is Laboratory Mechanician, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 23(3):14-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n03p14. March 1969.

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Abstract

Results of 1968 Tests Indicate that Substantial Reductions in Yield of Green Asparagus can be Expected with Selective Mechanical Harvesting, as well as with Nonselective Harvesting. Under Present Conditions a Grower's Net Profit Would be Reduced if he Changed from Hand Cutting to Either System of Mechanical Harvesting. A More Detailed Report on these Tests is Available, Upon Request, from the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Kepner R, Cowden R, Weigt G. 1969. Mechanical harvesting for green asparagus. Hilgardia 23(3):14-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n03p14
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