Improving the productivity of pruning labor in the vineyard
L. H. Lamouria
H. E. Studer, University of California
H. L. Brewer, University of California
California Agriculture 17(3):2-3. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v017n03p2.
The productivity of pruning labor in the vineyard can be greatly improved by methods reported here for eliminating non-productive tasks, reducing pruner decision time, increasing the work rate and reducing pruner fatigue.
Lloyd H. Lamouria is Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering; Henry E. Studer is are Assistant Research Specialists, University of California, Davis. Harold L. Brewer is Assistant Research Specialists, University of California, Davis.
Farm Advisors J. V. Lider, P. P. Baranek, J. J. Kissler, W. C. Micke, D. A. Luvisi, C. D. Lynn, P. D. LaVine, and F. L. Jensen assisted with this project. The Wine Advisory Board, Miller-Robinson Company, Oneto-Gotelli Company, Stowell Equipment Company and grower cooperators, also participated in this study.