Two small horticulture units in south east Wales are to trial vision-guided, interrow weeders
to determine the labour and time savings.
If the EPA adopts the rule, it could take effect for outboard engines and personal watercraft by 2009 and for mowers, leaf blowers, weeders
and other garden equipment by 2011.
So history shows gardeners have always strived to take the time and hassle out of watering and there is evidence of our great ancestors using walking sticks that doubled up as saws or weeders
, and trowels that doubled up as rakes.
Unlike other thermal weeders
, which use flames or environmentally friendly foam, this one controls weeds with boiling-hot steam.
I find these weeders
very helpful around soaker hose that we use a lot of here in California.
Organic crop interests sought and were granted the exemption from the ban on hand weeding, claiming that they would incur "tremendous" economic losses if they were required to use laborers with long handled hoes rather than hand weeders
can do the job, but only if they are equipped with expensive proximity sensors to keep them from damaging delicate vines.
For a range of beautifully produced, traditional garden tools, check out Burgon and Ball, whose catalogue includes everything from trimming shears and pocket knives to topiary frames, watering cans, secateurs and, of course, trowels, hand forks and weeders
Included are hundreds of horse drawn tillage tools, cultipackers, listers, weeders
, stalk cutters, cultivators, rollers, harrows, and more.
successfully eradicated Trichoderma from most colonies.
As the days pass, Anne and her weeders
move through the field section by section until the job is finished, and then they come back to repeat their good work once new weeds start to compete again for the soil's nutrients.