DESIRABLE CRITERIA TOWARDS MECHANISATION OF PROCESSING TOMATO CROPS IN NEW SOUTH WALES

J.B. Sumeghy
The machine harvesting of processing tomatoes is a relatively new farming enterprise in New South Wales. Mechanised tomato harvesting in Australia commenced in N.S.W. during the 1966–67 season at Griffith. By 1977–78, 82% of the crop was machine harvested. During 1977–78 an area of 1318 ha of tomatoes were sown for processing, but only 1183 ha were harvested, due mainly to poor crop establishment, lack of weed control and poor management. An estimated 39091 tonnes were harvested with an average yield of 33t/ha and a value of $3.2 million of raw product.
Sumeghy, J.B. (1980). DESIRABLE CRITERIA TOWARDS MECHANISATION OF PROCESSING TOMATO CROPS IN NEW SOUTH WALES. Acta Hortic. 100, 231-238
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1980.100.26
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1980.100.26

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