Adoption of Mechanical Harvesting for Sweet Orange Trees in Florida: Addressing Grower Concerns on Long-Term Impacts

The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of mechanical harvesting of juice oranges on future productivity of the orange trees. Yield data from several growers were analyzed over a ten-year-period to estimate a statistical relationship between annual fruit yields and harvest method. Results indicated that mechanical harvesting did not create an adverse near-term nor long-term effect on yields.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
May 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/127108
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 2
Page range:
83-98
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q1
Note:
The IFAMR is the official journal of IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 2




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