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The describes research that evaluated the new mechanical harvesting technologies for wild blueberries and compared them to the traditional technology of hand raking under different assumptions about prices, costs, farm size, and yield. It provides information to growers about the circumstances where mechanical harvesting will be most useful and where the hand rakers can be used to the best advantage.

Document Type

Report

ISSN

0734-9548

Volume

825

Publication Date

5-1989

Publisher

Maine Agricultural Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

wild blueberries, harvesting, Maine

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics

B825: A Comparison of Lowbush Blueberry Harvesting Technologies: Experimental and Economic Results from the 1988 Field Tests in Washington County, Maine

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