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Elad Etgars harvester was field tested and operated successfully. Details of the trial were published in Chapter 17: Pepper Harvest Technology, in the book Peppers: Botany, Production and uses edited by Vince Russo, published by CABI.
 
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 The New Mexico State University and Elad Etgar has worked togther in the search for new and improved solutions for development of new chile cultivars and engineering mechanized chile processing equipment.




Chile Mechanization Comes Closer - Growing Magazine - October, 2011

Green chile peppers have increasingly gained popularity and are a major contributor to the economy of New Mexico.
Harvest labor costs for hand-harvested chile account for about 50 percent of production costs in the U.S., but that cost decreases to less than 10 percent with mechanical harvesting, according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
The New Mexico University have looked at a number of breeding lines and have found that the mechanized harvest caused less breakage and less trash. "We had good results using the Oxbo harvester with the header by Yung-Etgar in our trials."

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LAS CRUCES >> Sep. 2014. A machine called the "Moses 1010" crawled through a field of green chile south of Las Cruces on Wednesday, pulling peppers and leaves from a row of plants as it went.

Israeli inventor Elad Etgar, who carried out the harvesting demonstration, said the name of the device is a hat tip to his late father, whose name was Moses. And it's also because of the way a red chile field looks after the machine has made a couple of passes through, something he said seems akin to the Red Sea parting in the epic story of the biblical character.

"Moses opened the sea like that," said Etgar, CEO of Etgar, a company that designs harvest machinery.

http://www.lcsun-news.com/News/ci_26462100/NMSUs-new-green-chile-harvester-foretells-crops-future



Experts: Machines could reverse declining New Mexico green chile acreage


http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_28539191/experts-machines-could-reverse-declining-new-mexico-green



EXPERTS AND FARMERS LOOKS FOR MACHINES TO HELP IMPROVE  NEW MEXICO GREEN CHILE ANS ACREAGE.

http://krwg.org/post/experts-and-farmers-look-machines-help-improve-new-mexico-green-chile-acreage#stream/0


 




GREEN CHILE HARVESTER TRIAL WRAPS UP FIRST PHASE

http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_28608653/green-chile-harvester-trial-wraps-up-first-phase


 




NMSU's NEW GREEN CHILE HARVESTER FORETELLS CROPS FUTURE

http://www.lcsun-news.com/News/ci_26462100/NMSUs-new-green-chile-harvester-foretells-crops-future