Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

4-23-2002

Abstract

Describes a vineyard apparatus, method and system for complete or partial mechanization of grape growing and harvesting or viticulture is provided which addresses the shortcomings of the prior art and makes provision for viticulture mechanization without a substantial decrease in yield and while maintaining or improving vineyard consistency and fruit quality, especially in established vineyards.
The success of this approach to vineyard mechanization has been the fact that it has concentrated on minimizing or eliminating all limiting factors impacting the system while maintaining, or in some cases improving, fruit quality.

Department

Food Science

Patent Number

US6374538

Application Filed

10-14-1997

Assignee

University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)

Comments

Justin R. Morris, Department of Food Science

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