Row Side Machine for Continuous Harvesting of olives

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Project title | Row Side Machine for Continuous Harvesting of olives
Project Code |
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade de Évora(líder)
  • Victor Cardoso, lda(parceiro)

Approval date | 20-07-2009
Start date | 21-07-2009
Date of the conclusion | 21-07-2012

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

Intensive olive orchards (300 to 400 trees per hectare) count for the new plantations. Trunk shaking and collecting canvas method  have limtations due to the scarce, expensive labour and high frequency of operations. Inverted umbrellas can only be used before the canopy growth becomes an obstacle to the deployment of the umbrella. Only changing from trunk shaking to a continuous canopy shaking principle will allow a better performance.

This project aims to design, build and field test a Row Side Machine for Continuous Harvesting of olives.


Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

Conceber, construir, desenvolver e avaliar um protótipo de uma Máquina de Colheita Contínua de Azeitona(MCCA).

Activities

Após a construção e a realização dos testes de campo está previsto apresentar o protótipo a olivicultores, realizando pra o efeito demonstrações de campo, bem como a sua divulgação em feiras,nomeadamente a Expoliva que se efectua em Jaen - Espanha.