The need for clipping speed

Last week Stefan Vogrincic, a consultant at Grower2Grower, decided to time himself against an experienced greenhouse worker who was clipping cucumber plants using the tomsystem.

He warmed up on a row before starting to time himself against the tomsystem. Approximately 30-50 cm of plant length required to be trained or attached to the string. Stefan used the old-fashioned method of twisting. He made sure he used a tight twist and left no bows.

Cucumber plants require a tight twist to prevent the stem from slipping back down the string when the fruit load/weight builds. It is also a major advantage using either a plastic or metal ring clipping system to prevent slipping and reduce plant loss. 

Have a look to see if Stefan manages to beat his co-worker.

Read more at Grower2Grower 


Publication date:



Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here


Other news in this sector:


© HortiDaily.com 2020

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber