Evaluation of a manual olive fruit harvester for small producers

https://doi.org/10.17221/18/2019-RAECitation:Plasquy E., Sola-Guiraldo R.R., Florido C., García J.M., Blanco-Roldán G. (2019): Evaluation of a manual olive fruit harvester for small producers. Res. Agr. Eng., 65: 105-111.
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Harvest facilities limit the possibilities of small producers to produce a high-quality olive fruit. This paper discusses the efficiency of a newly designed manual picking device as a possible solution to these specific challenges as confronted in most regions of the Mediterranean basis. The efficiency and cost of the picking method were compared to traditional olive picking using nets, taking a different number of operators and branch shakers into account.

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