Effect of harvesting and handling on damage in canned kidney beans
AuthorsW. Mick Canevari
Robert G. Curley
Authors AffiliationsW. Mick Canevari is Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County; Robert G. Curley is Extension Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Michael Murray is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, Colusa County; Clay Brooks is Extension Development Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Gerald Knutson is Extension Development Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 43(3):32-34. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p32. May 1989.
Kidney beans become very susceptible to mechanical damage at moisture levels below 11.5% to 12%. It is important, therefore, to harvest early at higher moisture and to minimize mechanical impact during threshing and warehousing operations.
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