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First steps in the grape mechanization process in Brasil: Quantitative features
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Agricultural machinery
Information
Abstract
vine trellis are already prepared for it in a 24% of the cases. Besides, only the large-size farms are prepared for performing a detailed analysis of working capacity, product quality and losses; data of great value when trying to quantitatively address the incorporation of machinery. The fact that grape harvest in South America (and South Africa) be complementary in season compared to Europe, or North America, makes this potential market of Brazil an interesting option for European manufacturers. In this work, we have supervised a whole grape harvest season, in a 552ha farm, where both, mechanical (trailed) and manual harvest, are performed. Harvest performance is assessed by means of digital field notebooks and using georeferenced data (DGPS). A large variety of incidences have been found for the mechanized procedure due mainly to a deficient maintenance of the equipment, yet the increase in work capacity is clear. Also in this study an analysis of juice losses due to mechanized harvest is performed. The quantitative features are defined and have been compared to evaluate the difference among both procedures, together with a technical discussion in the prospective of the grape (harvest) mechanization in the near future in Brazil.
International
Si
Congress
4th International Conference on Agricultural Engineering. CIGR AgENG NJF 2016
960
Place
Aarhus. Dinamarca
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1682-1130
Start Date
26/06/2016
End Date
29/06/2016
From page
1
To page
10
CIGR-AgEng conference
Participants
  • Autor: Wilson Valente Da Costa Neto (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Barreiro Elorza (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Garrido Izard (UPM)
  • Autor: Fabricio Domingues (Universidad Federal de Pampa. Brasil)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: LPF-TAGRALIA: Técnicas Avanzadas en Agroalimentación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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