Berry Rakes for Better or Worse
I have often wondered whether the berry rakes used by berry pickers actually worked against the pickers’ wishes. Although not many of us rely on berries as one of a few food sources, we would like to continue areas of good yield whenever possible. While berry rakes may allow for more berries to be picked in a short period of time, do they really help in the long run? According to this article in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner, many people do not know how to use rakes correctly, causing lots of harm to the stands where they are harvesting. The article lists several different people’s opinion on how to properly use rakes without harming the plants and whether they are actually necessary.
The article can be found here: berry rakes