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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Mango Fruit Collection by a Cuatrimotor Picker Avoids Fruit Fly Proliferation

  • Open or Close Hahn F* and Vargas CD

    Department Agricultural Engineering, Chapingo Autonomous University, México

    *Corresponding author: Hahn F, IAUIA, Department Agricultural Engineering, Chapingo Autonomous University, km 38.5 Carr. Mexico Texcoco, Chapingo, México, Email: fhahn@correo.chapingo.mx

Submission: December 18, 2017; Published: March 09, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.01.000519

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume1 Issue4

Abstract

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is one of the most marketable fruits worldwide. It requires special growth, harvest and postharvest treatments. Farms with hundreds of trees in production require of collecting the mangoes that fall to the soil before they rot. Those fruits also become the main infestation place of fruit fly larvae. This operation becomes very expensive without a four-wheel drive picker equipment. The developed implement picked one thousand fruits in two hours non-dependent on the fruit variety. The equipment employed during a harvest season eliminated fruit fly contamination. The equipment will produce new postharvest applications of mango fruits.

Keywords: Mango picker; Fruit fly infestation; Soil collection; Biodiversity; Eco-fertilizersn

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