University of California

Effect of cane severance on quality of machine harvested raisins


Henry E. Studer
H. P. Olmo

Authors Affiliations

Henry 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(8):3-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p3. August 1973.

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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.

Studer H, Olmo H. 1973. Effect of cane severance on quality of machine harvested raisins. Hilgardia 27(8):3-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p3
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