Mechanical harvester for fresh-market plums
AuthorsJames J. Mehlschau
Robert B. Fridley
Robert W. Brazelton
Marvin H. Gerdts
F. Gordon Mitchell
Authors AffiliationsJames J. Mehlschau is Associate Development Engineer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; Robert B. Fridley is former Chairman, Department of Agricultural Engineering (now Manager of Silviculture Operations Section, Raw Materials R&D Division, Weyerhaeuser Company, Tacoma, Washington); Robert W. Brazelton is Extension Agricultural Engineer, Davis; Marvin H. Gerdts is Extension Pomologist, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier; F. Gordon Mitchell is Extension Pomologist, Marketing, Davis.
Hilgardia 31(3):11-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n03p11. March 1977.
Trials with an in-tree collector-decelerator catch frame have demonstrated the practicability of harvesting fresh-market plums mechanically. Fruit quality was competitive with that obtained by hand harvest and exceeded that from an under-tree catch frame.
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