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Economic evaluation of mechanical harvesting of lemons

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dc.contributor.author Brotons-Martínez, J. M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martín-Górriz, B. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Torregrosa, A. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Porras, I. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-28T21:00:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-28T21:00:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0030-7270 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/137996
dc.description.abstract [EN] Several hypotheses regarding hand and mechanical harvesting have been analysed, in order to estimate the economic possibilities for the mechanical harvesting of lemons taking into account the current availability of technology. We considered several detachment options under experimental conditions; only yellow detachment has been considered for mechanical harvesting, because the sensitivity to the impacts is lower and mechanical detachment was high (80%). Price changes throughout the season were also considered. Total harvest cost is an average of the cost of mechanical harvesting (80%) and the cost of manually harvesting remaining fruit (20%), plus the cost of handling the mechanical harvested fraction. This cost ranges between 0.031 and 0.058 € kg-1 for outputs between 20 and 60 t ha-1, respectively, which is always lower than harvesting by hand (0.065 € kg-1). A Monte Carlo approach was used to study the sensitivity of the results, and Value at Risk (VaR) calculated. The analysis showed that the mechanical harvesting margin is c0.020 € kg-1 higher than the hand harvesting margin, and the output dispersion is higher in March. The VaR analysis showed that at 10% there was no risk that the hand margin is higher than the mechanical margin; at 5% the risk is very low and only for March harvesting. Mechanical harvesting represents a good economic option compared to hand harvesting, since it can increase farmer income by between 400 and 1200 € ha-1. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded by Consejería de Agricultura y Agua de la Región de Murcia and by INIA and FEDER funds (project no. RTA2014-00025-C05-02). es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher SAGE Publications es_ES
dc.relation INIA-FEDER/RTA2014-00025-C05-02 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Outlook on Agriculture es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Shaker es_ES
dc.subject Profitability es_ES
dc.subject Harvesting economic margin es_ES
dc.subject Monte Carlo es_ES
dc.subject VaR es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA AGROFORESTAL es_ES
dc.title Economic evaluation of mechanical harvesting of lemons es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0030727018762657 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Rural y Agroalimentaria - Departament d'Enginyeria Rural i Agroalimentària es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Brotons-Martínez, JM.; Martín-Górriz, B.; Torregrosa, A.; Porras, I. (2018). Economic evaluation of mechanical harvesting of lemons. Outlook on Agriculture. 47(1):44-50. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030727018762657 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1177/0030727018762657 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 44 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 50 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 47 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\354673 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia es_ES
dc.contributor.funder European Regional Development Fund es_ES


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