Mechanized grape harvesting in Brazil: An agronomic view and new challenges / Colheita mecanizada de uva no Brasil: uma visão agronômica e novos desafios

Michele Fornari, José Luís Trevizan Chiomento, Fabiola Stockmans De Nardi, Nicolas dos Santos Trentin, Thomas dos Santos Trentin, Telmo Jorge Carneiro Amado, Walter Boller, Heliodoro Francisco Catalán Mogorrón

Abstract


Mechanized grape harvesting in Brazil, although considered a strategy that can optimize the vine's production chain in the country, still raises questions about losses, damages, profitability and quality of the harvested berries. Thus, it is important to compile information available on the scarce state of the art on mechanized grape harvesting and make it available to horticulturists, scientists and industries. Therefore, this review provides an overview of the mechanization process of the grape harvest and its relationship with the establishment of managements that allow enhancing this practice. Here, we report the evolution of mechanized grape harvesting, the use and functioning of self-propelled harvesters and the challenges of mechanized harvesting. This will allow us to propose new lines of research for future investigations.


Keywords


Vitis vinifera L., self-propelled harvester, topography, conduction system.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv7n6-290

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