Mechanical Harvesting of California Table Olives
University of California
Mechanical Harvesting of California Table Olives

Argentina 2008

Greetings!

We (Louise Ferguson, Bill Krueger and Paul Vossen) traveled to La Rioja Province Argentina February 11 - 28, 2008 to test the Colossus table olive harvester developed by MaqTec, Inc., an Argentine company specializing in  harvesting equipment.  (A video of the Colossus harvester in an olive orchard is on YouTube.)

Our objective was to test the harvester, and to obtain an additional season's research with ethephon as an abscission agent

We appreciate the support for this work and commitment of many people:

Argentina 2008

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