The Catch all Harvest concept
Goals-Increase agricultural production and profitability.
Low cost, low technology and easy installation.
The concept is designed to reduce wasted produce that falls to the ground.
A net is hung beneath the fruit bearing tree or bush (the illustrations are for apple orchards). The net provides a collecting path to a storage bin below each tree.
The net is attached to each tree by clips. Similar to a mountain climbers carabiner.
In orchards, the net would be unrolled under either side of the row of trees, raised up, attached then bins put in place below.
Estimated yield increase 40-60% per year.
Bins can be emptied when full by a tractor.
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