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

Research Team

Louise Ferguson

Louise Ferguson, CE Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Project Focus
Project Leader; Field evaluation of harvesters, develop a pruning and training system for mechanical harvesting

Jacqueline Burns

Jacqueline Burns, Professor, Citrus Research & Education Center, Lake Alfred, University of Florida

Project Focus
Develop abscission compounds to facilitate mechanical harvesting

Sergio Castro-Garcia

Sergio Castro-Garcia, Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics, University of Seville, Spain

Project Focus
Development of mechanical harvester

John Ferguson

John Ferguson, Northeast Utilities Projects Manager (ret.)

Project Focus
Assist in evaluation of mechanical harvester and pruning systems

Elizabeth Ficnther

Elizabeth Ficthner, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare Co.

Project Focus
Assisting with harvester trials in Tulare County

Kitren Glozer

Kitren Glozer, Associate Project Scientist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis

Project Focus
Preventing olive fruit damage with pre- and post-harvest chemical treatments

Karen Klonsky

Karen Klonsky, CE Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Project Focus
Economic analyses of the profitability and efficiency of mechanical harvest with attention to resource use

Jean-Xaavier Guinard

Jean-Xavier Guinard, Associate Professor, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis

Project Focus
Evaluate quality of processed fruit

William Krueger

William H. Krueger , UCCE Farm Advisor, County Director, Glenn & Tehama Cos.

Project Focus
Develop a pruning and training system for mechanical harvesting

 

Damoon Y. Moin, Mechanical Engineer

Project Focus
Assist in evaluation of mechanical harvester

Erick_Nielsen

Erick Nielson, Erick Nielsen Enterprises, Inc.

Project Focus
Development of mechanical harvester

Neil O'Connell

Neil O'Connell, UCCE Farm Advisor, Tulare Co.

Project Focus
Assisting with harvester trials in Tulare County

Uriel Rosa

Uriel Rosa, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis

Project Focus
Development of mechanical harvester, with focus on picking head

Richard Rosencrance

Richard Rosecrance, Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico

Project Focus
Determine the curve of fruit loosening force in table olives

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, Dave Smith Engineering

Project Focus
Development of a shaker-type mechanical harvester

 

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