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• use of fewer ingredients containing sodium, spices, synthetic colours and flavors, and "energy" • persisted use of culmination in cereals, salads, tarts, pies, and different com­ binations, as a resource of minerals, supplementations, fiber, and usual flavors and hues a big contemporary innovation is low-moisture processing, during which fruit, with out extra sugar, preservative, or service, is switched over into handy dehydrated varieties. improvement of this expertise has been motivated through excessive transportation charges, advancements in know-how, and innovative new applications. as well as raisins, prunes, and dehy­ drated apples, pears, peaches, and apricots, bananas are available flakes, slices, and granules; pineapple and different tropical end result are also on hand in new types. one other low-moisture product is apple fiber sol­ ids, including telephone wall fabric (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and pectin) and apple sugars. Low-moisture sorts of different end result are becom­ mg extra universal. advertisement Fruit Processing is a better half quantity to advertisement Vegetable Processing, additionally edited through B. S. Luh and J. G. Woodroof; either are being up-to-date and revised at the same time. thankful acknowledgments and thank you visit individuals who wrote of their personal forte on advertisement fruit processing. credits additionally is going to greater than a dozen advertisement businesses and people who provided pictures, charts, tables, and knowledge from advertisement opera­ tions. thank you additionally to Ann Autry who typed, corrected, and edited the manu­ script; and to Naomi C. Woodroof, my spouse, for helping in examine.

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Proper levels of plant nutrients are necessary to give the potential for the high yields that are needed when mechanical harvesting equipment is employed. Soil and leaf tests can reveal nutrients that might be deficient. Annual applications of nitrogen are required to maintain adequate levels. Low levels may cause some fruit species to set small numbers of fruit buds for the next year's crop even if the current crop load is normal. Excessive levels of nitrogen can cause poor color, soft fruit, small sized fruit, irregular ripening of fruits on the same tree, and uneven ripening on a single fruit.

Most multi worker positioners are on a four-wheel chassis designed to travel parallel to rows of trees. Operation in conventional plantings requires lateral movement mechanisms to enable access to the entire tree. An approach gaining in popularity uses high-density trees pruned in the shape of narrow hedgerows. A multilevel positioner travels along the row while workers pick the fruit accessible from their level. Conveyors and other materials-handling methods deliver the fruit from each worker to a centralized container.

G. WOODROOF estimated income from machine harvest. The risks associated with hand harvest, such as the unavailability of labor, can influence decisions, but machine systems are usually not adopted until there is a clear economic advantage. Mechanically harvested crops are often less valuable on a per unit basis than are hand-harvested crops. This difference must be compensated for by greater yields and/or lower harvesting costs possible with machine harvest. Kepner et al. (1978) given an equation for calculating the' 'breakeven crop-value ratio" (R) to help growers estimate the price a mechanically harvested crop must bring to break even with higher prices from manually harvested fruit: R=l_ H - M G where H is the total hand-harvesting costs in dollars/crop ha/year; M the total mechanical-harvesting costs in dollars/year; and G the gross income or crop value for hand-harvested crop in dollars/ha.

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