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Attempts at Mechanical Harvesting of Root Crops in Barbados


  • Harvey, W. O'N.
  • Jeffers, J. P. W.


A locally constructed harvesting aid and an imported digger-elevator were used for harvesting Sweet Potatoes. The harvesting aid was a l s o u s e d in yams and work so far indicates a saving in harvesting costs of up to $48.00 per acre. So far, the mechanical diggers have not damaged more tubers than hand digging methods. Further work is planned.

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  • Harvey, W. O'N. & Jeffers, J. P. W., 1973. "Attempts at Mechanical Harvesting of Root Crops in Barbados," 11th Annual Meeting, July 2-6, 1973, Cave Hill, Barbados 263597, Caribbean Food Crops Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:cfcs11:263597

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