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    Harvesting

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    Advantages of hand harvest

    • Accurate maturity and grade selection. • Less damage to product. • Allows multiple harvest. • Easy to increase harvest rate - just hire

    more pickers.

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    Maturity selection

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    Less product damage?

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    Strawberry picker damage

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    A B C D

    Picker

    Berry Damage Score

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    Machine harvest advantages

    • Less costly, but high capital costs • 24 hr harvest possible • Less labor management problems • Higher wages for workers • Stabilizes work force size

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    Field vs. shed packing

    Pick Pack Transport Cool/store

    Pick PackTransport Cool/storeCool/store

    Field Pack

    Shed Pack

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    Strawberry - field pack

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    Tomato - shed pack

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    Celery - field pack

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    Lettuce - field pack

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    Lettuce - materials handling

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    Lettuce - processing

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    Lettuce - processing

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    Carrot Harvester

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    Sweet potatoes

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    Onions - field curing

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    Onions - field packing

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    Treefruit

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    Harvest aids - ca 1900

    Worker position

    Detachment

    Fruit handling

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    Pears

    1960 worker

    positioner & fruit

    handling

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    Pears

    2005 worker

    positioner & fruit

    handling

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    Citrus - worker positioner

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    Shake-catch harvest

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    Catch frame

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    Shaker Blight

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    Bushberry harvester

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    Canopy management

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    Robotic harvest

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    Field vs. Shed packing

    Pick Pack Transport Cool/store

    Pick PackTransport Cool/storeCool/store

    Field Pack

    Shed Pack

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    Transport to Packing Shed

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    Hand Packing

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    Hand pack

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    Hand Pack Station

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    Machine Grading and Packing