Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 55

Harvesting 2

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 29, 2006 on The History Channel



  • Trivia

    • California harvests more than 90 percent of the nectarines and plums gown in the United States and provides over 70 percent of all the peaches.

    • The state of Nebraska alone produces some 1.2 billion bushels of corn each year. That's almost 300 pounds for every man, woman and child in the United States.

    • Growers in the state of Wisconsin harvest more than 50 percent of the United States cranberry crop.

    • The date palm tree is considered so beautiful that as many as 15,000 trees are harvested and sold each year to real estate developers.

  • Quotes

    • Narrator: In the 21st century bringing in the harvest is a hyper speed marathon. From the fields and orchards to the caves, it's a symphony of precision picking, sorting and packing. But where does the human hand end and the machine begin? Now: Harvesting 2, on Modern Marvels.

  • Notes

    • Commentators:

      Michael Reimer
      Reimer Farms

      Craig Ito
      Ito Packing

      James Thompson
      Ap. Engineer, UC Davis

      Kelvin Farris

      Adel Kader, PhD
      Professor of Postharvest, UC Davis

      Victor Duraj
      Associate Ap. Engineer, UC Davis

      John Sandahl
      Sandahl Farms

      Daniel Davidson, PhD
      Agronomist, DTN Agriculture News Service

      Ted Martin

      Dean Hanke
      Farm Manager

      Ron Lange

      Randy Jensen

      Mitch Hobby
      Senior Sales and Service Representative, John Deere

      Andy Reitz
      Farmland Management Services

      Phil Brown
      Glacial Lake Cranberries

      Elmer Bowden
      Glacial Lake Cranberries

      Dan Brockman
      Cranberry Farmer

      Ray Hableman
      Habelman Brothers Co.

      Dennis Jensen
      Seaview Packing, Inc.

      Patricia Laflin
      Author/Date Historian

      Dan Lucovich
      Creekside Mushrooms Ltd

      George Jordan
      Creekside Mushrooms Ltd

  • Allusions