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A Look Back at Mechanical Weed Control

Mechanical weed control was often employed in forest nurseries daring the first half of this century. Tools developed for weed control ranged from simple hand implements such as the "puddy" knife and hoe to tractor powered within-drill cultivators. Mechanical cultivation reduced hand-weeding requirements at some nurseries by 40%. This paper gives a cites a number of examples from the literature to provide a better understanding of what weed control was like before effective herbicides were available.


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Author(s): David B. South

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1986

Event: Southern Forest Nursery Association
1986 - Pensecola, Florida

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