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chapadao-fazParaisoharvester

A mechanical harvester. Cerrado coffee is grown on a high, flat plateau. This was originally a dry grassland, like the African Savanna. It lends itself to the kind of farm practices we have in the US, irrigation, fertilization, mechanization. In my mind, these are bad things. But over time I ask myself why ... even use of soil modifiers and fertilizers, done correctly with no run-off, is not so bad. I do it to my house plants. And they way they use this harvester in Brazil (multiple passes to collect only the first pickings of only ripe cherry) seems okay.