Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2017

DOI

10.13031/aim.201700686

Conference Title

2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Conference Date

July 16–19, 2017

City

Spokane, WA, United States

Abstract

Row covers provide pest protection for cantaloupe and squash, but require labor to set up and remove. A mechanical retrieval system reduced time to remove cover and generally added to labor savings, reducing total time for deployment and retrieval by 5 minutes (nearly a 10% time reduction as compared to manual retrieval). Using conduit hoops in the Proteknet system increased time to insert and erect hoops into the soil. Hoop erection and hoop handling in and out of storage required 12 minutes more time for the Proteknet/conduit system (nearly a 27% time increase), with much of the time attributed to deployment issues.

Comments

This proceeding is from 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 1700686, pages 1-5 (doi: 10.13031/aim.201700686). St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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