Stringing Facts: Each plant must be tied from its base to a guide wire approximately 6 feet from the ground.

Major Components:

  • Workers bend to the ground to start the stringing, wrap the plant a few times and tie off the string on the wire. Typically string for 10 hours at a time.
  • Temperatures under the nets can reach 110 degrees.
  • Later in the season, the flower must be cut off from the top of a growing plant, which is called “topping”.
  • Workers are at risk for repetitive motion disorders from maintaining stooped postures for long periods, as well as reaching.
  • Moderate to severe trunk flexion occurs while priming, stringing and hanging shade tobacco.