Industry-peppers harvest mechanization.

Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita and Garcia Pardo, E. and Gil Sierra, Jacinto (1992). Industry-peppers harvest mechanization.. In: "AgEng 1992 International Conference on Agricultural Engineering.", 1-4, june, 1992, Uppsala-Sweden.


Title: Industry-peppers harvest mechanization.
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
  • Garcia Pardo, E.
  • Gil Sierra, Jacinto
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AgEng 1992 International Conference on Agricultural Engineering.
Event Dates: 1-4, june, 1992
Event Location: Uppsala-Sweden
Title of Book: International Conference on Agricultural Engineering.
Date: 1992
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Production of peppers for deshidration (paprika) and for extraction of natural colorants is of great importance in some Mediterranean irrigation areas. In the area of Badajoz (Spain) traditional production, handling and postharvest systems are no longer feasible, although a very good quality and potential market exist for this product. All aspects of mechanized production and handling have been addressed: direct seeding and transplanting, cultivation systems and mechanical harvesting are searched to be adopted in a new production system. A study of size, shape and fruiting pattern of the new varieties was performed. A feasibility study of mechanized harvesting was also made. Results of field testing of different types of harvesters and performance of existing picking heads are presented, some of which yield a feasible solution for the growers of industry peppers in the area. The design, construction and field testing results of a new picking head based on the double-helix principle is presented.

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