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.
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