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Wine Industry Accepting of Mechanical Harvesting For Wine Grapes

The wine industry has readily accepted mechanical systems for harvesting wine grapes. Robert Taylor, Associate Editor of the magazine ‘Wine Spectator’ conducted a poll of wine grape growers. The poll indicated that more than 90 percent of the world's wine grapes are harvested mechanically. Interest in mechanical harvesting started in the 1940s during World War II when grape growers were having a difficult time finding harvest labor. Please go to our website http://citrusMH.ifas.ufl to read Mr. Taylor’s article and view a mechanical grape harvester working. Pellenc Optimum Grape Harvester


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