Effect of cane severance on quality of machine harvested raisins
AuthorsHenry E. Studer
H. P. Olmo
Authors AffiliationsHenry E. Studer is Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering; H. P. Olmo is Professor of Viticulture, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 27(8):3-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p3. August 1973.
Mechanical harvesting of Thompson Seedless raisin grapes by means of vibration has been under study at the University of California since 1968. During this time, machines have been developed for uniformly distributing the fruit onto a continuous paper tray (see photo) and for collecting the raisins from the tray after drying.
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