Planting can be done manually or mechanically. Through a GPS-System the tractor will drive perfectly straight, so the plants are also planted perfectly straight. Three persons plants about 2 hectares per day.
There are different row distances:
2.50 meters row distance x 1 meter plant distance = 4000 plants per hectare.
2.75 meters row distance x 1 meter plant distance = 3600 plants per hectare.
3 meters row dintance x 1 meter plant distance = 3300 plants per hectare.
We have a testing ground where we placed sleeves around the plants. This prevents weed growth at the plant stem. Weed control is easierer because you can not touch the stem.