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Harvesting and Handling Citrus. Harvesting Methods. Manual Min. Maturity standards (refer Table 1. in MLA’s paper) Ladders and picking containers Pulled from the limb- TX, FL Clipped- CA, FL Canvas or plastic sack Contd. Harvesting Methods. Manual

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Harvesting methods
Harvesting Methods

  • Manual

    • Min. Maturity standards (refer Table 1. in MLA’s paper)

    • Ladders and picking containers

    • Pulled from the limb- TX, FL

    • Clipped- CA, FL

    • Canvas or plastic sack Contd.


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Harvesting Methods

  • Manual

    • Wooden, plastic or metal container Processing

      • Truck trailers

      • FL-90% oranges and 50% GF

      • CA and AZ- 35 %

      • TX- 10% Contd.


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Harvesting Methods

  • Manual

    • Beginning of season-spot picked

    • CA: Lemons are picked with sizing rings

    • Expensive- Australia- 50% cost of production of oranges Contd.


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Harvesting Methods

  • Mechanical platforms and multi-positioner OR MONOPICKER

    • Research FL Dept of Citrus

    • Each machine has 3 platforms and carry up to 12 pickers

    • Giant hair brush with nylon bristles

    • Investment $5,400/picker

    • Power ladder - $15,000


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Harvesting Methods

  • Mechanical

    • Reduce picking time, labor and save atleast $ 4/ton

    • Only for processing fruits

    • Preharvest sprays to loosen the fruit

    • Limb and fruit interactions and catch frame


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Harvesting Methods

  • Tree shakers with catch frames

  • Air blasts for fruit removal


Handling
Handling

  • Packing house operations

    • Fig 7.3 (book) and Fig 2. from MLA’s paper.


Cultural practices
Cultural Practices

  • Fertilization Practices

    • High Nitrogen which increases tree vigor, thereby affecting color break


Packinghouse treatments
Packinghouse Treatments

  • Bin Drenching

  • Washing

    • Increases time for degreening?

  • Waxing

    • Inhibits degreening

  • Color Sorting

    • Increases efficacy of treatment


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