DRUDGERY REDUCTION USING SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED MANGO HARVESTERS OVER CONVENTIONAL METHODS

Article Id: ARCC1489 | Page : 222 - 226
Citation :- DRUDGERY REDUCTION USING SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED MANGO HARVESTERS OVER CONVENTIONAL METHODS.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2010.(29):222 - 226
S.M. Savita*, K.N. Srinivasappa*, S.V. Suresha**, B.G. Vasanthi*, G.M. Anand*, G.M.Sujith*
Address : Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hadonahaili – 561 205,

Abstract

Manual plucking of fruits is generally followed by Indian farmers. The tree branches are
shaken to speed up the harvesting, which results in post harvest losses due to physical damage,
stem end rot due to sap bleeding in mangoes due to absence of pedicel. Mango harvester is one
which has conical shaped frame for easy pushing in to canopy, blade for shearing the pedicel,
collecting net and a pole to avoid damage duei to dropping of fruits on the ground. The mango
is held within the frame and the fruit is harvested by shearing action of blade. Harvesting
efficiency of different harvesters were studied in comparision to hand plucking & tree shaking
to reduce the drudgery due to fatigue on labour, to save time. University of Agricultural Sciences,
Bangalore (UAS) model was compared with that of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,
Bangalore (IIHR) model. IIHR model is found to have higher efficiency as compared to the
other models.

Keywords

Mango harvester Conventional methods.

References

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