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IMPROVEMENT OF WORK METHODS IN TOMATO GREENHOUSES USING SIMULATION
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 035004, 2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.15400)
Authors: Avital Bechar, Nir Kesler, Gal Levi, Efi Brand, Aviad Kanigsberg, Shlomo Yosef, Sinaia Netanyahu and Yael Edan
Keywords: simulation, tomato greenhouse, work study, work methods, trellising, picking, human labor.
Tomatoes greenhouse growing processes are labor intensive. The extensive manpower required to perform the
different operations cause a bottleneck from aspects of costs and work capacities. The main bottleneck points are in
the trellising, fruit picking stages and transportation to the packinghouse. This research aims to improve work
processes in tomato greenhouses, by reducing manual labor.