Vergelijking van de fysieke belasting bij het laten zakken van tomatenplanten bij gebruik van verschillende hoge draad haken = Effect of different high wire hooks on the physical load during lowering of tomato plants

H.H.E. Oude Vrielink, A.A.J. Looije

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherAgrotechnology and Food Innovations
    Number of pages41
    ISBN (Print)9789067548342
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameRapport / Agrotechnology & Food Innovations
    PublisherAgrotechnology and Food Innovations
    No.269

    Keywords

    • physical strain
    • tomatoes
    • vegetable growing
    • wirework
    • plant training

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