Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Process Market Fruit in High Density Citrus Groves

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-00082
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-00082
Amount: $98,809.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.13
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3505 SW BUCKSKIN TRAIL, Okeechobee, FL, 34974-2142
DUNS: 162841311
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Duke Bulanon
 Post Doctoral Research Associate
 (352) 682-7499
 bulanon@ufl.edu
Business Contact
 Lee Jones
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (772) 597-3305
Email: leecjones@me.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In summary, Phase I of this project will seek to establish feasibility of the mass harvesting system for high density grove through scaled prototype testing and to develop a functional design concept of the Over the Top Platform, while Phase II will fully develop the Geo-Spider OTP prototype mounted with the mass harvesting system and further validate a full scale mass harvesting. The Geo-Spider, which will have mass harvesting capability and other cultivation functions, will have a significant market advantage over other manufacturer products and thus should be highly attractive to both large citrus growers and custom production and harvesting companies.

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