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augmentorium

The first augmentorium model tested in Kula (Maui), Hawaii, was approximately 1.5 by 2.5 meters at the base. The augmentorium was built with a wooden drag board frame so it could be moved around the field to spread out fruit after decomposition. Zucchini culls and an internal fruit fly trap are visible through the screen. The opening through which infested or unusable fruit can be introduced is visible in the foreground. (Photo by M. Klungness, USDA-ARS [retired])

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