It would be nice if Ashley gave us a hand Can’t wait until the baby comes – no more of these bloody trials. Boy this is hard work!!
Implementation – What Did We Do? Machine Set-Up 2 bow rods on either side Highest bow rod set approx 5 - 10cm below the cordon wire Remove buckets and fish plates Set a constant tractor speed of 2.1km/hr
Current Practices Trial a row first Weather Conditions- warmer is better Timing-pea size Zone of fruit- target one area and hit hard Machine set-up –Harvester Properties –Beater speeds –Beater location (mindful of Trellis system?) –Machine speed Variety
Machine Thinning Experiences with Other Varieties and Different Harvester Set-ups