April 2 – 4, 2012


   University of Florida/IFAS
   Citrus Research and Education Center

   Lake Alfred, FL (USA)

   
Abstract Book

Oral Presentations


Session One Mechanically Harvesting Today's Orchards
Moderator: Fritz Roka

Leandro Ravetti, Modern Olives Inc., Australia
"How Continuous Mechanical Harvesting Transformed the Olive Industry."

Sergio Castro-Garcia, Seville, Spain
"Preparing Spain and California Olive Industries for Mechanical Harvesting"
Suzanne Thornsbury, USDA-ERS, Washington DC, USA
"Comparison of Citrus and Cherry Harvesting Systems"


Louise Ferguson, University of California- Davis, Davis, CA
"Efficiency of California Trunk Shaking Pistachio Harvesters"


James Flore, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
"Mechanical Harvest of Stem-On Sweet Cherries for the Brine Market"
Session Two
Abscission Agents
Moderator: Bob Ebel

Mark Trimmer, Agrosource, Inc., Mountainside, NJ, USA
"Successful Abscission Agent Development and Commercialization in Florida Oranges"
Robert (Bob) Ebel, Southwest Florida REC, University of Florida/IFAS, Immokalee, FL
" Field Experience with CMNP in Florida Processed Orange Groves"
Tripti Vashishth, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
"Fruit Detachment in Blueberry: Abscission or Physical Separation"
Session Three
Orchards of the Future and Implications for Mechanical Harvesting
Moderator: Louise Ferguson

Bill Barber, Lykes Citrus Management Division/Lykes Bros. Inc., Tampa, FL, USA
"Orchards of the Future"
Daniel Guyer and Mollie Woods, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
"Revolutionizing Cherry Production Systems"
Matthew Whiting, Washington State University, IAREC, Prosser
"Matching Biology with Technology: A Tree Fruit Architecture for the Future"
Mireia Bordas, Agromillora Research, Barcelona, Spain
"High Density Planation system of the Citrus Industry"
Session Four
Postharvest Issues
Moderator: Tim Spann

Jean-Xavier Guinard, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA, USA
"Sensory Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Mechanically Vs. Hand-Harvested Table Olives"
Changying Li, University of Georgia,Tifton, GA, USA
"Visual Bruise Assessment and Analysis of Mechanical Impact Measurement in Southern Highbrush Blueberry"
Enrique Molto, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agraria, Spain
"Harvesting and In-Field Sorting of Citrus in a Self-Propelled Machine"
Michelle Danyluk, Citrus REC, University of Florida/IFAS, Lake Alfred, FL, USA
"Microbial and Fruit Quality Issues Related to Mechanical Harvesting"
Session Five
Mass Harvesters
Moderator: Reza Ehsani

Yoav Sarig, Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Research Organization, Israel
"Mechanical Harvesting of Fruit - Past Achievements, Current Status, and Future Prospects"
Sven Olander, Olmatek KB, Bjornlunda, Sweden
" A Review of Berry Harvest Machine Developments in Sweden"
Q. Zhang, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, Washington State University, Prosser, WA, USA
"Fruit Removal Efficiency of a Mechanical Shaker for Sweet Cherry Harvest"
Reza Ehsani, Citrus REC, University of Florida/IFAS, Lake Alfred, FL, USA
"Keeping the Debris Out of Mechanically Harvested Loads"
Session Six
Robotics Technology
Moderator: Reza Ehsani

Naoshi Kondo, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
"Present Situation and Future Prospects on Fruit Harvesting and Grading Robots"
James English, Energid Technologies Corp., Cambridge, MA, USA
"Robotic Mass Removal of Citrus Fruit"
Carl Wellington, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Tree Modeling and Visual Positioning in Orchards"
Session Seven
Harvest Aid
Moderator: Jim Syvertsen

Paul Heinemann, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
"Collaborative Efforts with a Commercialization Partner to Develop a Vacuum Assisted Harvest System"
Karen Lewis, Washington State University, Prosser, WA, USA
"Field Testing of Two Harvest Aids in Apple Orchards in Washington"
Tomohiko Ota, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization BRAIN-IAM, Saitama, Japan
"Development of Small Electric Work Platform with High Mobility for Apple Production in Japan"
Rachel Elkins, University of California Cooperative Extension, Lakeport, CA, USA
"A Historical Timeline of Research Efforts to Implement Mechanized Pear Harvest in California"
Session Eight
Commercializing Mechanical Harvesting Technologies
Moderator: Fritz Roka

Gary Stich, Oxbo International Corporation, Byron, NY, USA
"Implementation of a Product Development Process"
Nobuyuki Iwai, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida/IFAS, Gainesville, FL, USA
"Immigration Reform and Citrus Harvest Mechanization in a World of Uncertainty"
Linda Calvin, USDA-ERS, Crops Branch, Washington, DC, USA
"Economics of Harvest Mechanization for Fruit Crops"

Poster Presentations


Topic 1: Mechanically Harvesting Today's Orchards


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
1 Mechanical Harvesting of Citrus Fruits for Fresh Market with a Trunk Shaker and a Hand Held Petrol Shaker Antonio Torregrosa Mira Universitat Politecnica Valencia. Dep. Ingenieria Rural y Agroalimentaria Valencia, Spain
2 Inflorescence Type and Fruit Set in 'Valencia' Orange Trees After Winter Drought Stress James Syvertsen University of Florida/IFAS, Citrus REC, Lake Alfred, FL, USA
3 Winter Drought Stress Can Delay Flowering and Avoid Immature Fruit Loss During Late-Season Mechanical Harvesting of 'Valencia' Oranges James Syvertsen University of Florida/IFAS, Citrus REC, Lake Alfred, FL, USA
4 Fruit detachment force to predict the harvesting period and the efficiency of trunk shakers on mechanical olive harvesting Daniela Farinelli Universita di Perugia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali, Italy
5 Possibilities for Citrus Mechanical Harvesting in Spain Francisco Jose Arenas IFAPA-Centro `Las Torres´, Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
6 Effect of Tree Health and Drought Stress on Short and Long Term Impacts Due to Mechanical Harvesting Smita Barkataky University of Florida/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee, FL, USA
7 Improving Canopy Contact Olive Harvester Efficiency with Mechanical Pruning Louise Ferguson University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Topic 2: Abscission Agents


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
8 Citrus Mechanical Harvesting and Abscisson Agent Application Bob Ebel University of Florida/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee, FL, USA
9 Response to CMNP is Under Hormonal Control and Involves Phospholipid Signaling Fernando Alferez University of Florida/IFAS, Citrus REC, Lake Alfred, FL, USA
10 Use of an Abscission Agent for Harvesting Mandarines in Spain Enrique Molto Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias, Moncada (Valencia), Spain

Topic 3: Orchards of the Future and Implications for Mechanical Harvesting


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
11 Mechanical Blossom Thinning in South Carolina Peach Orchards Gregory L. Reighard Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
12 High Density Plantation System of Citrus Industry Mireia Bordas and Francisco Jose Arenas Agromillora Research, S.L. Barcelona, Spain and IFAPA-Centro `Las Torres´, Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
13 A Total Systems Approach to Developing a Sustainable, Stem-free Sweet Cherry Production, Processing and Marketing System Matthew Whiting Washington State University, Prosser, WA, USA

Topic 4: Postharvest Issues


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
14 In-field Quality Among Six Mechanically Harvested Blueberry Cultivars Kristin Abney University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
15 Fluorescence Imaging Based Machine Vision System to Detect Citrus Defects M. Abdul Momin Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
16 Efficient Sampling to Determine the Distribution of Fruit Quality and Yield in a Commercial Apple Orchard Dvoralai Wulfsohn Dayenu Ltda, San Fernando, Region de O’Higgins, Chile
17 Sensory Characteristics and Consumer Acceptance of Mechanically  Harvested CA Black Ripe Olives Soh Min Lee University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, USA
18 Machine Aril Extract and Postharvest Quality of Pomegranates Yoav Sarig Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Organization,  Bet Dagan ISRAEL
19 Cost of Harvest Debris and Implications for Mechanical Harvesting Fritz Roka University of Florida/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee, FL, USA

Topic 5: Mass Harvesters


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
20 The Past, Present & Future of Citrus Mechanical Harvesting Barbara Hyman University of Florida/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee, FL, USA
21 New Approaches in Cherry and Chestnut Harvest Systems Daniel Guyer

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  USA

22 Comparing the Efficiency of Future Harvest Technologies for Sweet Cherry Yiannis Ampatizidis

Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, Washington State University, Prosser, WA, USA

23 Fruit removal efficiency of a mechanical shaker for sweet cherry harvest Jianfeng Zhou Washington State University, CPAAS, Prosser, WA USA
24 Energy Efficiency Analysis of a Mechanical Shaker for Sweet Cherry Harvest Long He Washington State University, CPAAS, Prosser, WA USA

Topic 6: Robotics Technology


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
25 Machine Vision-Based Citrus Mass Estimation During Post-Harvesting Using Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms Junsu Shin University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA

Topic 7: Harvest Aid


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
26 Mobile Platform for Harvesting and Processing Fruits in Brazil: Evaluation Study for Reducing Impacts During Field Sorting Marcos David Ferreira Embrapa Instrumentation, São Carlos, SP, Brazil

Topic 8: Commercializing Mechanical Harvesting Technologies


Assigned Poster Space Title Presenter Institution
27 Mechanical Harvesting of Sweet Oranges for Juice Processing Fritz Roka University of Florida/IFAS, SWFREC, Immokalee, FL, USA
28 Mechanical Harvesting in U.S. Tart Cherries Suzanne Thornsbury USDA Economic Research Service, Crops Branch, Washington D.C. USA
29 Mechanical Harvesting of Northern Highbush Blueberries for Processing (and Fresh?) in Michigan Mollie Woods Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  USA
30 Preliminary Validation of Harvest Assist Systems for Washington Apples R. Karina Gallardo Washington State University, Wenatchee, WA
31 Economics of Mechanically Harvesting California Black Ripe Table Olives Louise Ferguson University of California Davis, Davis CA USA
 
 
 

 

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