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Technical and Economical Analysis of Some Fruits Hand Harvested in Canakkale and Determination of Some Propeties of Fruits Related with Mechanical Harvest

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Author(s): H. Kocabiyik | I. Kavdir | S. Ozpinar

Journal: Journal of Tekirdag Agricultural Faculty
ISSN 1302-7050

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 45;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Fruit harvest | energy of labor force | detachment force | skin failure

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to obtain work efficiency, energy of labor force, and some physico-mechanical properties such as skin failure, tensile force and the ratio of fruit mass to tensile force for harvesting of apple, peach, apricot, cherry and plum. Mechanical properties were analysed through the puncture test and tensile test. According to the measuring and results of evaluation, work efficiency ranged from 10.26 to 230.97 kg/h for all fruits. Energy of labor force was beetwen 11.58 and 260.22 MJ/ton for all fruits. The highest energy of labor force was determined for cherry harvest. The ratio of fruit mass to tensile force was higher than 1 for all fruits.

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