Published Over the years, various attempts have been made to provide a harvesting machine to mechanically harvest citrus. As many as 15 of these harvest systems were manufactured & harvested 6500 acres in various groves including Barron Collier … Are you ready to enjoy delicious homegrown fruit? Robotic Citrus Harvesting. These focus areas are explained in detail below: Developing engineering solutions to reduce debris in mechanically harvested fruit :A debris removal system was redesigned and built to quantify the amount of non-fruit debris in a harvested load. Although uniform positioning of the weight members 140 on shafts 136 could provide some of the benefits of the present invention, it is much preferred that there be a mixed oscillation motion to better achieve the snap-like, rapid whipping motion that has been found to be more effective at separating fruit 14 from tree 12. 14 is an aerial view of the harvesting machine of the present invention harvesting one row of a plurality of rows of trees. Citation: One difference with regard to the mechanical harvesting of citrus, particularly oranges, is that care must be taken to separate the fruit from the tree to avoid causing the stem to pull the cap off of the skin and, thereby, leave a hole into the fruit. Nothing Reported The hydraulic system 184 can include one or more hydraulic pumps 186 and one or more hydraulic fluid storage tanks 188 that are hydraulically connected to their associated components with appropriate hydraulic manifolds, lines and connectors, as well known to those skilled in the art. 4 particularly showing the rear conveyor and operator area; FIG. United States Patent Application 20100050585 . Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture. The extended de-stemmer removed about 4% more trash (by weight) than the regular de-stemmer. On various tests with pomegranate trees, the inventor has found that even a short rotation time of approximately four seconds is sufficient to remove substantially all of the fruit 14 from the tree 12. The group has focused on manufacturing versatile citrus harvesting machines that can work on different crops to facilitate their placement on the market and introduction into the sector. Current challenges of mechanical harvesting technology for citrus. 4; FIG. A machine vision system was investigated as a means of estimating citrus fruit mass during post harvesting operation. Type: 1, the primary sub-frame 30 and harvesting area 60 are sized and configured such the canopy 22 portion of tree 12 is received in the harvesting area 60, when harvesting machine 10 is in use so the picking mechanism 32 may be operated to engage the canopy 22 of tree 12 and separate fruit 14 from tree 12. Objective 2: Machine improvement and alternative design Fruit removal efficiency and tree damage are dependent on the amount of energy transferred to the tree branches. Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. The major component of a Citation: Khosro Anjom, F. 2011. 4, 6 and 7, primary sub-frame 30 comprises a first side frame 54 at the first side 46 of machine 10, a second side frame 56 at the second side 48 of machine 10 and an overhead frame 58 that interconnects the first side frame 54 and the second side frame 56, also in a generally inverted u-shaped configuration, to define a substantially open harvesting area 60 that is generally disposed at or near the center of harvesting machine 10. The machine can pick an orange every two to three seconds, with 80 percent picking accuracy. The system was able to separate all the debris, i.e., leaves, branches, twigs, bad fruits, and very small fruits from the load. 1314. Ehsani, R. (Presenter) "Current Machinery and Machine Enhancement for Mechanical Harvesting of Citrus ", Immokalee, FL. This may result in extended machine use by the operator without getting exhausted, thereby improving overall efficiency.Publications, Progress 10/01/09 to 09/30/10OutputsOUTPUTS: The following three main projects were conducted under this project in 2009-2010. Referenced Articles 2-1 A Review of Citrus Harvesting in Florida 2-2 Field Test Results with Mechanical Harvesting Equipment in Florida Oranges A more recent mechanical citrus harvesting machine, available from Oxbo Corp., is a continuous travel canopy shaker that has a plurality of outward extending tines disposed in a generally circular pattern which are inserted into one side of the tree's canopy and then shaken to dislodge the fruit from the tree. This more than justifies an investment in a high-quality used harvesting machine. The air shaker machine was the most sensitive to changes in fruit abscission force. Manual citrus harvesting has been used for many years. Changes/Problems: The operator then drives the harvesting machine 10 forward to straddle the first tree 12 in row 24 while the driver of tractor 180, or other vehicle, in the space along row 24 positions bin 36 below the discharge of the transfer conveyor 178. One pair of Oxbo 3220 harvesters will harvest a million pounds of fruit a day and can replace as many as 120 laborers. However, there are also harvesting machines that can be used for multiple crop types. 5 is a front view of the harvesting machine of FIG. 53(5): 1373-1381. Shin, J.S., W.S. (in press). As will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art, the canopy engaging mechanism 102 must be configured to moveably support the crop separating mechanism 98 and, in the preferred embodiment, the motion inducing mechanism 100. In one embodiment of the harvesting machine 10 of the present invention, the fruit 14 separated from tree 12 is allowed to fall onto the ground below the harvesting area 60. AUTOMATIC TINE CONTROL SYSTEM: 1. Citrus Harvesting. 186-191. In a preferred embodiment of the harvesting machine 10 of the present invention, motion inducing mechanism 100 comprises a support frame 120 having a first rotatable weight assembly 122 at a first end 124 of support frame 120 and a second rotatable weight assembly 126 at a second end 128 of support frame 120, as best shown in FIG. Journal Articles Harvesting of citrus as many of the same attributes and issues as identified above for pomegranates. In the United States, the pomegranate is primarily grown for its fruit in the drier parts of California and Arizona. 13 is an isolated perspective view of the canopy engaging mechanism utilized with the preferred embodiment of the harvesting machine of the present invention; and. Year Published: This patent application claims priority to U.S. If your fruit won’t come off the tree easily when harvesting citrus fruits, the most likely answer is because it isn’t ready yet. Ehsani, R. 2010. With this design, it is possible to use existing smaller and cheaper over-the-row harvesting machines for citrus. As best shown in FIGS. In the embodiment shown in these figures, rod support frame 108 comprises a plurality of frame members, including the outer frame members 110 and rod support members 112, that support rods 26 in a manner that allows rods 26 to sufficiently flex to facilitate separation of the fruit 14 from tree 12 upon activation of motion inducing mechanism 100. 1, 12 and 14, in a preferred embodiment the harvesting machine 10 is configured to straddle the trees 12 as it moves along a row 24 of trees 12, stop at one of the trees 12, insert a plurality of elongated, generally stiff rods 26 into the canopy 22 of tree 12, rapidly whip rods 26 against the secondary laterals 16 and limbs 18 to separate (by shaking) the fruit 14 from tree 12, retract the rods 26 from canopy 22 of tree 12 and then move machine 10 to the next tree in the row 24 to remove the fruit 14 therefrom. Instead of shaking the trunk 20 of tree 12, the harvesting machine 10 of the present invention has a plurality of elongated components that extend into the canopy 22 of the tree 12 to provide a snap-like shaking action that breaks the connection between the fruit 14 and secondary lateral 16 so that the fruit 14 may be harvested from the tree 12. We are seeking to develop a new technological approach to managing and harvesting citrus in High Density Groves, which is an emerging production system that offers solutions to the Florida citrus industries battles with pest, diseases, and high cost of labor. Year Published: Find the vendor to meet your needs. Citrus Industry. In a search on the internet, it seems that citrus growers are of two dissimilar minds. FL09-129. 31-43. The developed analytical model could predict ~60% variations in acceleration values experienced by the tree. A trash detector would be able quantify the amount of trash on the mechanical harvesting machine to provide useful feedback to the operator to adjust the machine settings such as shaking frequency to reduce the amount of trash. 2010 Published The major findings of the machine enhancement for citrus mechanical harvesting project are summarized as follows: (i) development of the yield monitoring system for citrus mechanical harvester machines including the development of software and hardware components (ii) development of a low-cost tine movement controller to control the movement of the tines of the tractor drawn canopy shaker (iii) development of an analytical model with a simulation framework based on finite element methods and determination of the optimal shaking frequency of the tree canopy (iv) development an in-field mobile trash removal system (v) development of a machine vision system for quantifying fruit quality and detecting fruits which do not meet the required standards (vi) design and development of a catch frame to aid in the collection of fruits harvested by pull-behind mechanical harvesters (vii) development of an alternative design for harvesting technologies that can be used by small growers (viii) development of a fruit pick-up head for an Oxbo fruit pick-up machine (ix) improvement of the design of fruit removal tines by determining the mechanical and physical properties of citrus wood, statistical modeling of tree limbs, formulation of mechanistic tree damage and a fruit detachment model which performs optimization based on numerical techniques (x) enhancement of the application efficiency of an abscission compound using a smart sprayer. Actae Horticulturae 965:159-162. As soon as the motion inducing mechanism 100 is turned off, the operator operates the canopy engaging mechanism 102 to move the crop separating mechanisms of the first 94 and second 96 picking assemblies away from each other, thereby withdrawing the rods 26 thereof from canopy 22. The first proposed trash removal method was based on the idea of extending the length of the spinner rollers on the de-stemmer unit from o.61 to 0.91 meters. At the same time, significant efforts have been devoted to improve productivity and mechanize the harvesting of the Egyptian citrus crop. A harvesting machine that is manufactured out of the materials and configured pursuant to a preferred embodiment of the present invention is shown generally as 10 in FIGS. Two new improvements to the mechanical harvesting machine have been suggested. Paper No. Preferably, a harvesting machine for picking fruit from trees will be able to move along a row of trees and harvest fruit from each tree while stopping for as short of time as possible at the tree so as to limit the amount of time required for harvesting to as little as possible. January 26, 2011. Due to various limitations and problems, very few of these machines are commercially available or in use by growers. Because of this, and the fact that the pomegranate tree trunk is not very strong, shaking the trunk (like is done for many varieties of nuts) or the tree generally is not a useful method of harvesting pomegranates. 2. the ones used for harvesting blueber-ries and olives. In other embodiments of harvesting machine 10, particularly depending on the trees 12 from which fruit 14 is being harvested and the material from which rods 26 are manufactured, the rods 26 can be greater or less diameter and length to achieve the desired motion of rods 26 and insertion into canopy 22. The project progress was reported quarterly to the mechanical harvesting advisory board of Florida Department of Citrus which consists of representatives from citrus growers and processors. Citrus harvesting: Citrus fruit like orange, kinnow, malta and similar such fruits can be harvested by using inertia type limb shakers. … Using both at scattered fruit trees and on plantations under the harshest conditions. 4 and 5. Type: 2013 In use, the harvesting machine 10 of the present invention is moved to an orchard having one or more rows 24 of trees 12, such as pomegranate trees, that have fruit 14 thereon that is ready for harvesting. Resource. The results from this current research project in combination with other research projects such as the tree mapping system and the tine control system will allow development of a more precise fruit removal system with better fruit removal efficiency and reduced tree damage.Publications, Progress 01/01/11 to 12/31/11OutputsOUTPUTS: In 2011, the research activities for this program focused on addressing three major concerns. Ehsani, R. and D. Karimi. Published In one embodiment, the rods 26 are generally round with a diameter of approximately one-half inch and they extend outward from the rod support frame 108 approximately ten to twelve inches. The field of the present invention relates generally to mechanical harvesters for use in harvesting crops. The common method of citrus harvesting is hand harvesting, but the hand harvesting is a labor intensive task involving large number of workers depending on the grove size. Published Mechanical harvesting of citrus. Biosystems Engineering 113(1): 42-53. Oxbo's innovative continuous travel canopy shake and catch harvesting system is leading the charge to mechanize citrus harvesting. 7 is a side view of the right or second side of the harvesting machine of FIG. Status: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (Florida Section Meeting). Validation of the model with field data. To accomplish the above, canopy engaging mechanism 102 has a carrier frame 150 that attaches to and supports crop separating mechanism 98 and a slider assembly 152 that is attached to and capable of moving carrier frame 150 (and, therefore, crop separating mechanism 98) towards and away from the harvesting area 60. Evaluation of a self-propelled citrus fruit pick-up machine. A yield monitoring system can measure yield and produces a yield variability map and is highly desirable by citrus growers. Resource magazine. Transaction of Citrus Engineering Conference, V. LV. Citrus fruit pickup machines. Citrus Packinghouse Operations Fruit Destined For Juice Plant Hand Packing Citrus Fruits Pattern Packer -1 33. Acta Horticulturae, 965 , 209–216. Preferably, a harvesting machine and method would allow harvesting of the crop to take place as quickly and efficiently as possible with a low number of laborers and less wasted time and effort so as to facilitate the commercial cultivation of pomegranates and citrus by reducing the overall cost of such harvesting. Published It was found that different parts of the tree attained their maximum values of total-acceleration at different frequencies. The progress on this project was presented in two national and international conferences, one field day, and to two advisory groups. Attached to and extending outwardly from opposite sides of the carrier frame 150 are a pair of slider members 162 and 164 that are configured to be slidably supported by slider support members 158 and 160, respectively, as best shown in FIG. A pair of the machines are moved along the open spaces on either side of a row of trees to remove fruit from trees in the row by rapidly shaking the tines inside the canopy. Compare this product Remove from comparison tool. Chinchuluun, R., W. S. Lee, and R. Ehsani. Although the canopy engaging mechanism 102 can be configured to stop with the rod support frame 108 at or near the outer edges of canopy 12 and longer length rods 26 be provided so they extend completely into canopy 22, in the preferred embodiment the canopy engaging mechanism 102 pushes the rod support frame 108 further inward so that the rod support frame 108 compresses the canopy 22 and shorter rods 26 are utilized. If they are not available when needed, the crop may be lost. Published In one arrangement, air at very high speed is discharged from 2 outlets, which is directed towards one side of tree as the machine moves down the row. The lower conveyors 174, rear conveyors 176 and transfer conveyor 178 should be mounted to provide adequate tension so as to maintain a continuous moving surface, which may be generally flat or otherwise configured, for beneficially conveying the fruit 14 to bin 36. Journal of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. Detection and elimination of trash using machine vision and extended de-stemmer for a citrus canopy shake and catch harvester. Although all mechanical harvesters are able to enhance the citrus harvesting efficiency rate, they lack the ability to differentiate the size and quality of the fruits. In the embodiment shown in the figures, one sliding brace 170 is attached to each of the slider support members 158/160 so as to extend over the top edge of the slider members 162/164 in a manner that prevents the slider members 162/164 from being disengaged from slider brace members 158/160. Actae Horticulturae 965:179-181. 4 and 5, front frame 78 has a generally inverted U-shaped configuration that does not interfere with or otherwise inhibit the placement of the open space 60 around the canopy 22 of tree 12 during use of harvesting machine 10. Yield monitors for specialty crops. 6 and 7, rear wheel assembly 74 comprises a rear frame 88 that rotatably supports the rear wheels 76. In order to make better fruit harvesting decisions, the robot needs algorithms capable of learning so that harvesting to be done with fewer errors. In this embodiment, harvesting machine 10 is provided with a separate hydraulic system 184, best shown in FIGS. Once the crop separating mechanisms 98 are in place, the operator then briefly (e.g., for approximately four seconds) operates the motion inducing mechanism 100 to rapidly oscillate the rods 26 to cause them to whip around with a snap-like motion inside the canopy 22. A motor supported by the main frame propels the machine along the row of trees. The machine has an inverted u-shaped main frame that supports a sub-frame that defines a harvesting area configured to receive the canopy of a tree therein. 4 and 5, is utilized to describe harvesting machine 10 when crop separating mechanism 98 is pulled or retracted away from the harvesting area 60. Harvest debris and cost implications for mechanical harvesting. Year Published: Year Published: Preferably, the harvesting machine 10 also includes one or more barriers 196 around the operator area 40 to safely enclose the operator therein and protect him or her from falling off of harvesting machine 10. Other studies indicate pomegranate juice may reduce the likelihood of certain cancers and diabetes and that it has potential antiviral and antibacterial benefits. This machine now can be used as a tool in future studies. Year Published: Mechanical harvesting has the potential to reduce the harvesting cost; however, it has created some new challenges for the citrus industry. 51- 58. The direct-attachment shaking machines proved more effective than the air shaker. Download Sample Report. It was probably the best known trunk shake catchframe harvesting system with the higher harvesting capacities. As set fort in the Background above and shown in FIGS. 3. Also the project were presented at the mechanical harvesting field day which organized annually by the university of Florida’s extension. 2011. Modern Agriculture Technology. Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Mechanical Harvesting and Handling Systems of Fruits and Nuts, James P. Syvertsen, editor. The preferred harvesting machine is configured with a frame that supports a crop dislodging mechanism which separates the vast majority of the fruit from the tree, thereby reducing the need for follow-up hand removal, without damaging the tree and without damaging the fruit, with regard to pomegranates, or only acceptably damaging citrus (i.e., cap removal). Machine vision system for determining citrus count and size on a canopy shake and catch harvester. Before harvesting machine 10 gets to the next tree, the picking mechanism 32 would be again at the front end 42 ready to engage the next tree and repeat the process. 2009 Type: Type: A mathematical model was developed to predict acceleration at the end of tines without considering the inertia effects of component and friction. Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. The next step in robot development is to improve the learning algorithms. 2009. Our fruit harvester machines are suitable for picking up of apples,pears,plums,walnuts and other fallen fruit. ISHS, Acta Horticulturae 824: 267-274. 2012. 2. The output of this software can provide valuable information for orchard manager about their machine performance. Ehsania, ... cally harvesting citrus fruit, but they lack a reliable method of fruit counting. FIG. U.S. Pat. Real-time nondestructive citrus fruit quality monitoring system: development and laboratory testing. The push bars 198 should be sufficiently rigid to push the limbs 18 of tree 12 aside as the canopy 22 of tree 12 is received into harvesting area 60. The preferred harvester and method of harvesting should substantially eliminate the need to collect fruit off of the ground. 2009. May/June: pp. However, due to labor shortages and the increasing cost of harvesting operations, the use of mechanical harvesting systems has been increasing in the last several years. Last season, growers harvested 35,600 acres mechanically, up from 17,600 acres in 2003-04, the last season unaffected by hurricanes, and from 5,500 acres in 1998-99, … The system is also capable of measuring the amount of trash and yield (based on mass-flow). NOTE: This is part 11 in a series of 11 articles. 2010. Lemons stored at room temperature will last for about a week. Publications, Progress 10/01/11 to 09/30/12OutputsOUTPUTS: The following two specific objectives were pursued for this project: Objective 1: Improve engineering solutions to reduce debris in mechanically harvested fruit: Further improvements were made to the debris removal machine that was redeveloped and modified during previous year. Shin, J. S., A., W. S. Lee, and R. Ehsani. As best shown in FIGS. The desired harvester and method of harvesting should be able to harvest virtually all or the vast majority of the crop off of the tree in order to reduce the need for follow-up hand harvesting. To maintain the slider members 162/164 on slider support members 158/160, one or more slider braces 170 and/or one or more sliding brace mechanisms 172 are utilized. The shafts 136 can be linked to achieve non-uniform rotation by the connecting oscillation motor 142 to the shaft 136 of first weight assembly 122 with first connecting member 144 and then connecting that shaft 136 to the shaft 136 of second weight assembly 126 with second connecting member 146, as shown in FIG. Rods 26 may be uniformly shaped along their length with a flat or rounded distal end 118. The pomegranate fruit grows directly from the secondary laterals. SIMULATION STUDIES: 1. On the other hand, despite the growing advance in technologies for mechanical citrus harvesting, such as the pickup machines and self-propelled platforms , their use is still incipient . Advantages and Disadvantages of Mechanical Harvesting Machines in the USA. However, this … That is to say, the present invention discloses a new and improved harvesting machine that is particularly configured to effectively and efficiently harvest pomegranates and citrus from trees disposed in a row. Development of a yield monitoring system for citrus mechanical harvesting machines. The two following paragraphs describe the activities during2008-2009 in these two areas: Developing engineering solutions to reduce trash in mechanically harvested loads of fruit: Two design concepts were developed and tested to reduce non-fruit trash in the harvested load of mechanically harvested citrus. Machine vision system for determining citrus count and size on a citrus canopy shake and catch harvester. Conference Papers and Presentations A ram mechanism, disposed between a carrier brace member of the carrier frame and a slider brace member connecting a pair of spaced apart slider support members, is utilized to move the carrier frame and crop separating mechanism. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. Progress 06/01/12 to 01/31/15 Outputs Target Audience: The target audience was Florida Citrus Growers who are interested in new production practices and harvesting approaches for high density citrus. 2009 TARGET AUDIENCES: Development and enhancement of the citrus mechanical harvesting systems and simulation studies would benefit to the stakeholders in effective citrus operation and management of mechanical harvesting processes. The motion inducing mechanism is configured to impart a short duration, snap-like whipping motion to the rods to separate the crop from the tree. Because the shaking action is closer to the fruit 14, a short duration, snap-like shaking action is sufficient to separate the fruit 14 from the lateral 16. Yield monitoring is an important technique that allows growers to collects information about yield variability in the field and is commonly considered to be the first step in the process of site-specific crop management. 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