The status of labor-saving mechanization in U.S. fruit and vegetable harvesting

dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-17T17:22:26.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:13:20Z
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dc.date.issued 2012-07-20
dc.description.abstract <p>This paper provides a description of important steps in the mechanization of U.S. fruit and vegetable harvesting, which can be hard, backbreaking work, and in addition, the risk of falling is significant for hand-harvesting fruit trees from ladders. Switching to mechanical harvesting frequently requires the transformation of a farming operation, e.g., new crop varieties, new field configurations, and new packing processes. In addition, a significant capital outlay is frequently required. Progress in mechanization varies a great deal across fruit and vegetable crops.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.subject.keywords fruits
dc.subject.keywords vegetables
dc.subject.keywords United States
dc.subject.keywords mechanization
dc.subject.keywords mechanical harvesters
dc.title The status of labor-saving mechanization in U.S. fruit and vegetable harvesting
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