Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Mechanical harvesting raisin grapes … an evaluation of methods for severing fruiting canes

Authors

Henry E. Studer
H. P. Olmo
Earl Rocca

Authors Affiliations

Henry E. Studer is Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California; H. P. Olmo is Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis; Earl Rocca, is a raisin grape grower of Biola, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(3):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n03p10. March 1973.

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Abstract

The use of pneumatic shears in conjunction with the pruning sled concept resulted in maximum cane cutter productivity, but the overall productivity with the three-man crew was less than that demonstrated for the two-man crew using only pneumatic shears. The tests demonstrated that, in terms of overall crew productivity the use of pneumatic shears was definitely advantageous. However, purchase of a pneumatic pruning machine cannot be justified if used only for cane severing.

Studer H, Olmo H, Rocca E. 1973. Mechanical harvesting raisin grapes … an evaluation of methods for severing fruiting canes. Hilgardia 27(3):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n03p10
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