Weed control demands time, labor and expense for every farmer every year. Steel in the Field shows how today's implements and techniques can control weeds while reducing -- or eliminating -- herbicides. In practical language, the 128-page book presents what farmers and researchers have learned in the last 20 years about cutting weed-control costs through improved cultivation tools, cover crops and new cropping rotations.
This is the first tool-centered book to combine farmer experience, commercial agricultural engineering expertise and university research. It directly tackles the hard questions of how to comply with erosion-prevention plans, how to remain profitable and how to manage residue and moisture loss.
Farmers -- 22 of them -- do a lot of the talking, sharing their struggles and successes with tools, weeds, herbicides and cropping systems. Their advice ranges from the specific -- setting mini-disks 0.75 inches deep and 2 inches away from 2-inch tall plants -- to the general, such as one farmer's estimate of the correct speed for using his coil-tine weeder: "As fast as you can hang on is fine." This book is a must for anyone looking to reduce or replace pesticide inputs. Index, contact list, detailed illustrations and tool source list included.
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"Steel in the Field addresses the main concerns farmers have about mechanical weed control: cost, effectiveness, dependability and soil impact." -- Joe Johnson, Agronomist, Mississippi State University
"The field equipment sections are the most descriptive I have ever seen." -- Joe Johnson- Agronomist, Mississippi State University
Steel in the Field addresses the main concerns farmers have about mechanical weed control: cost, effectiveness, dependability and soil impact. --Joe Johnson- Agronomist, Mississippi State University
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