The harvesting season begins around 15th on July. The cucumbers
from 13 hectares are picked by 30 workers with two tailor-made
machines. Machine- assisted picking has many advantages to
hand-picking into buckets. We need only 1/3 of workers, who
are laying on the machine and thus the vegetation remains
practically unharmed. This can lead to remarkable increase
in yield. Also important is the easiness of work, as there
is no bending down or carrying of the cucumbers. The position
is designed as ergonomic as possible.
After picking, the cucumbers are taken to factory every week
day, as soon as possible to avoid damages. For this purpose
we use mainly our own truck. The picking season continues
to September, after which the plants are crushed and the irrigation
system is removed.