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Labour, mechanization efficiency in stone fruit harvesting

, : Labour, mechanization efficiency in stone fruit harvesting. Acta Horticulturae (77): 307-314

Increased demand for stone fruits has led to mechanization of the harvesting process. This study evaluated circumstances in which different harvesters could be effectively used. Two machines of different output were evaluated in terms of: cost and output/ha., size of orchard and range of cvs., length of picking time, and working hours/year.

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