Efficiency in fruit marketing: Packing labor efficiency and costs in California pear and apple packing plants influenced by varying factors
AuthorB. C. French
Author AffiliationsB. C. French is a co-operative agent of the University of California Agricultural Experiment Station and of the United States Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Hilgardia 6(9):9-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v006n09p9. September 1952.
Part IV of a series of reports of studies on the effects of packinghouse equipment, plant layout, and work methods on efficiency and costs. These studies have been made co-operatively by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States Department of Agriculture, under the authority of the Research and Marketing Act. Detailed reports are available by addressing the Giannini Foundation, 207 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley 4.
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Variety trials: Sugar beets compared for growth, sugar content in controlled chambers
Synthetic soil conditioners: New synthetic organic materials under study for their effectiveness when added to certain California soils
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Small-seed legume harvesting: Clover and alfalfa seed threshing losses minimized by minor modifications and adjustments of present machines
Fryer marketing: Economies of continuous and batch systems compared in Hayward area
Mites on citrus: Two chemicals show exceptional control possibilities in tests
Dieldrin for thrips: Control of citrus thrips is possible but further studies are needed
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