Semi-automatic harvesting of white asparagus

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Semi-automatic harvesting of white asparagus

Semi-automatic harvesting of white asparagus

Type of item
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

To make the harvest more effi­cient, the asparagus ridges are covered with a black/white film to influence the growth of the spears. Thus, the harvest can be restricted to once a day or even once every two days, with more ripe spears per covered meter. However, putting aside the film before cutting the spears and recovering the ridges afterwards poses high physical demands on the workers and takes up extra time.

To make the harvest more effi­cient, the asparagus ridges are covered with a black/white film to influence the growth of the spears. Thus, the harvest can be restricted to once a day or even once every two days, with more ripe spears per covered meter. However, putting aside the film before cutting the spears and recovering the ridges afterwards poses high physical demands on the workers and takes up extra time.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2010