Shake-And-catch harvesting for fresh market apples in trellis-Trained trees

@inproceedings{He2017ShakeAndcatchHF,
  title={Shake-And-catch harvesting for fresh market apples in trellis-Trained trees},
  author={Long He and Han Guang Fu and Daozong Sun and Manoj Karkee and Q Zhang},
  year={2017}
}
Currently, fresh market apples are picked manually around the globe, which has become a challenge due to the decreasing availability of labor and the high associated cost. To reduce harvest cost and dependence on human labor, researchers and growers have been seeking mechanical solutions for decades. However, the high rate of harvest-induced fruit damage has been an obstacle to commercializing these technologies. To achieve a desirable level of fruit quality with mechanical harvesting, a new… CONTINUE READING