Video Clip: Weed Em and Reap Part 2 Equipment Planting Aid

Organic Agriculture March 25, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

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Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2: Reduced tillage strategies for vegetable cropping systems [DVD]. A. Stone. 2006. Oregon State University Dept. of Horticulture. Corvallis, Oregon. Available at: http://www.weedemandreap.org (verified 17 Dec 2008).


This is a Weed 'Em and Reap Part 2 video clip.

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Ron Morse, Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. 

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 Some of the folks make issue with the fact that they can’t afford this transplanter and they want me to develop something small for one to five acres.  The basic no-till planting aid would contain an upfront coulter and some kind of fertilizer knife. At least the larger ones would have a second toolbar or maybe even a third toolbar that would hold either a small seeder or a trash-clearing device. The types of seeder that I have seen work on a toolbar behind a tractor - the cheap Earthway seeder, you can get it for $75-90; there’s a lot of old seeders out there, a lot of John Deere 71 Flex seeders and equivalent types that will seed very well in these situations for a relatively cheap amount of money.

 

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