A man could, by hand-picking, clean only about a pound of cotton a day.
These can be separated by hand-picking and determined gravi-metrically.
Hand-picking is the only remedy known, and this is quite a tedious process.
Where hand-picking is done, the larger-sized coal, separated by 3-in.
Where these four chafers are prevalent there is no cure but hand-picking.
There is no remedy so effectual for their destruction as hand-picking.
The most primitive is hand-picking, the fibre being laboriously pulled from off each seed, as still practised in parts of Africa.
An instrument called a cranberry-rake was formerly used; but as it bruised the fruit, it has been discarded for hand-picking.
If the bushes are not high, "hand-picking" with the net held in readiness is really the best.
Hence it is usual to rely on hand-picking, and, tedious as this may be, a little perseverance will accomplish wonders.