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Speedier cut rose picking


Speedier cut rose picking. Harvesting accounts for 35 to 40 percent of total labour for glasshouse rose ·crops. By proper application of small changes in technique, however, it is often possible to reduce the picking and transporting time by 1 0 to 30%. One simple yet effective economy suggested by J.J. van der Burg and quoted in the German trade paper Gb + GW, is by picking both sides of the path simultaneously, This can give significant (lt savings by reducing the distance walked by the) operator, particularly when the pick is small.

Source: • Colorado State Flower Growers Association Bulletin #428

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