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Six strategies for preventing weeds

publication date: Apr 1, 2015
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I believe too many growers emphasFortierize mechanical weed control as THE solution to their weed problems. Most of the organic vegetable producers I know are always looking for new cultivating tools: finger weeders, flex tine harrow weeders, torsion weeders, computer-controlled, and even robot cultivators (for real!). Upon first glance, it seems that having all of these tools or machines would be ideal, given that each one works precisely and effectively under very specific field conditions. Trade shows I attend are always lined up with growers eager to acquire new technologies for their farms. But for many smaller-scale market growers, such sophisticated tools are not currently available (at least not to my knowledge), and this might be a good thing as it enables us to look elsewhere for weed control solutions.

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