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Pay method affects vineyard pruner performance


Gregory E. Billikopf
Maxwell V. Norton

Authors Affiliations

G. E. Billikopf is Area Labor Management Farm Advisor, Stanislaus County; M. V. Norton is Viticulture Farm Advisor, Merced County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(5):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p12. September 1992.

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A new study indicates that vineyard pruners paid on a piece-rate basis tend to work more quickly than those paid by the hour. Pay method had little effect on pruning quality as perceived by growers, although crews paid by the hour did seem to do a slightly better job. Total pruning costs were also influenced by vine vigor and vineyard location.

Billikopf G, Norton M. 1992. Pay method affects vineyard pruner performance. Hilgardia 46(5):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p12
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