THE CHANGING ROLE OF HUMAN LABOUR IN HORTICULTURE
In old times the muscles counted, though the workmethod was also of importance. Now the brain, and its organising ability will turn the scale.
It is remarkable that workstudy in horticulture has not been started much longer ago, as even with simple tools it may be very important what method should be used. It is very easy to break even a heavy spade in digging or spading and you must be an expert in digging out even small trees with an ordinary spade at a good speed. Already centuries ago there were in the Netherlands quite different types of spade in the various parts of the country, depending upon the soiltype /dune-sand, sand with stones, peat with hard roots, clay etc./. It is much more difficult to change the work-method