Mechanical Harvesting Needed | The Olive Oil Source

Mechanical Harvesting Needed

Source: The Olive Oil Source
March 25, 2007

As farmers face increasing difficulty hiring enough people to harvest their crops, olive organizations have reinvigorated research into mechanical harvesting. The California Olive Committee has underwritten studies that would update and redesign harvesting machines, and check into ways to remove olives from trees more easily. Researchers say that reducing harvest costs with machines might help keep some olive farmers in business.