Minimum wage rates keep going up and that’s a hit to horticulture. In some crops, labour rates add up to 60 per cent of the total cost of getting produce to market. That’s why growers are turning to labour-saving equipment.
Karen Davidson, editor of The Grower, goes behind the scenes of the July 2019 cover titled 'On top of the latest labour-saving equipment' (Click here to go to the cover story) to talk with John Beardsley. He’s the crop specialist for Exeter Produce, Exeter, Ontario.