Since the machines do not harvest fruit within two feet of the soil surface, low hanging canes and branches should be removed. Pruning to ... Harvest mechanization has reduced the necessary labor force but has not necessarily reduced the overall blueberry cost in Michigan [l5]. ... The additional cleaning costs of 2 to 4 cents per pound results in a total harvesting cost approximating that for hand harvest.
|Title||:||Report - Rural Manpower Center|
|Author||:||Michigan State University. Rural Manpower Center|