Harvesting

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Even today, apple harvesting is a ladder-ridden activity. Apple pickers are constantly moving ladders; trying to find firm footings so that they can scramble up the rungs, remove the fruit and then scramble back down again to dump their harvest.
Recently, Massachusetts apple grower Mo Tougas was saddled with a labour problem.
October 15, 2009, Lodi, CA – Roaring up and down the rows of ripe Pinot Grigio grapes, the mechanical picker is a model of efficiency on a bright harvest day.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT Thinning technology can produce benefits for growers Hand thinning is a necessary but costly management practice in peach and organic apple production. Mechanical devices to help with thinning have been developed, although none have proved capable of completely replacing hand thinning.
March 11, 2009, Biglerville, PA – Hand thinning is a necessary but costly management practice in peach and organic apple production. Mechanical devices to help with thinning have been developed, although none have proved capable of completely replacing hand thinning.
In 1997, Wayd McNally was lying on the ground and staring up at the underbelly of a potato harvester in Prince Edward Island when inspiration struck. McNally, who was running his own agricultural consulting business, was trying to figure out how to help the farmer reduce bruising.
Growers with small wild blueberry plots have a new harvester that appears to be tailor-made for modest acreage.
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