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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,809.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2011-00082
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-00082
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.13
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3505 SW BUCKSKIN TRAIL, Okeechobee, FL, 34974-2142
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
162841311
Principal Investigator:
Duke Bulanon
Post Doctoral Research Associate
(352) 682-7499
bulanon@ufl.edu
Business Contact:
Lee Jones
President/CEO
(772) 597-3305
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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