Hello, Growers

If new harvesting equipment is not in your budget this year, it’s still possible to curtail the amount of dust emanating from your orchard with a few simple adjustments to your sweepers and pick-up machines. There are other ways to cut down on dust, too, and they are all explained and demonstrated in a series of new videos that show you how, from harvest prep through sweeping and pick-up. The video “Managing Dust at Harvest” is now available in Spanish, too. You can watch the entire video, or each of the segments — “Pre-harvest,” “Sweeping” and “Pick-up” — separately. With a small investment of your time, your family, neighbors and community will all breathe easier this harvest.