The modern way of producing tomatoes involves a high wire system with metal hooks, holding a rope that guides the growing tomato plant. Each rope is to be lowered periodically. The standard working technique requires one-handed lifting of the hook. This is generally experienced to be physically very heavy. An alternative hook, the Tomahaôk, claims a strong reduction of the physical load, because lifting is eliminated. The present research aimed to investigate the load reduction claim in practice, and to eventually indicate further improvements of this new hook.
|Name||Rapport / Agrotechnology & Food Innovations|
|Publisher||Agrotechnology and Food Innovations|
- physical strain
- vegetable growing
- plant training