Almond harvesting: Mechanization promising in reducing harvesting costs
Burt B. Burlingame, University of Californian
Albert G. Volz, University of California
California Agriculture 7(6):4-4. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v007n06p4.
Burt B. Burlingame is Extension Economist in Farm Management, University of Californian, Berkeley; Albert G. Volz is Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County, University of California;
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Harvesting accounts for more than 40% of the total costs of almond production as found in a 5-year study in Stanislaus County. Over one-half of the harvesting cost is in getting the nuts from the trees to the huller.