School of Economic Sciences

Agribusiness Management

Web Album Asparagus Field Research Projects 2002

Field studies on new packing technologies and field trials on the feasibility of using a mechanical harvester in Washington.

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Asparagus field plot Non-selective harvester Close-up view of mechanical harvesterWash Unit

(1) Field plot; (2) non-selective harvester; (3) close-up view of mechanical harvester; (4) washing unit

Spray unit inside the wash unit Infeed belts  Feeder Belt 1st Cutter,

(1) Spray unit inside the wash unit; (2) infeed belts; (3) feeder Belt; (4) 1st cutter with camera box

Camera view of asparagus spear  Diameter readout on computer screen   Long view of cutter, cups, camera, chutes Back view of first header belt  

(1) Camera view of asparagus spear; (2) diameter readout on computer screen;
(3) long view of cutter, cups, camera, chutes; (4) back view of first header belt

Front view of chutes  Close-up view of chutes   Front long-view of chutes  Side view showing new larger chutes  

(1) Front view of the chutes; (2) another view of chutes; (3) front view of chutes;
(4) side view shows new larger chutes at top for faster more accurate loading  

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 Feeder Belt

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