|Shakers use big claws to grasp on the tree trunk.|
|After shaking, the almonds will dry on the orchard floor.|
|Growers worry about ants damaging almonds on the ground.|
|Growers try to minimize dust during the mechanical harvest.|
In orchards with sand and other soils that don’t hold water very well, growers may need to irrigate between harvesting the different varieties. Proper water management is important during harvest time.
Yes, the harvest may have started, but it’s a long way to the finish line.