Transplanting generally takes place starting in mid-April and can go on through the end of June. This is done in the fields that have previously been prepared for planting.

Plants are transplanted into the soil using a machine called a transplanter. There are different kinds of transplanters.

The two most commonly used transplantors are the carousel setter and the ferriswheel setter. The carousel setter has cups that turn around. Plants are dropped into the cups by a person riding on the setter. The ferriswheell setter has fingers that go around like a ferrous wheel. Plants are placed in the fingers as they travel around. The ferrous wheel setter requires 2 people per row set whereas the carousel setter requires only 1 person per row.

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"Transplanters" is in the UNSPSC Code "21101602"

Ref: 124150/2006-09-19

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