Orange fruit-stem separation …chemical influences
AuthorsH. Z. Hield
L. N. Lewis
R. L. Palmer
Authors AffiliationsH. Z. Hield is Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California, Riverside; L. N. Lewis is Associate Professor and Associate Horticulturist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California, Riverside; R. L. Palmer is Associate Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 23(5):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n05p12. May 1969.
THE TRADITIONAL METHOD of harvesting citrus fruits in California is hand clipping the fruit stem flush with the fruit button. Increasing picking costs and large labor requirements of this operation have focused attention on the development of more economical methods of mechanical or hand removal.
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