Published Jan 8, 2019

Mechanical Weed Control – PFI Annual Conference 2019

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Nelson has been farming organically for 21 years near Brighton in southeast Iowa. When he first got started, he shipped his organic, food-grade soybeans clear to Japan. Now his organic soybeans go down the highway over to Washington, Iowa.

Learn how timeliness, the right equipment and crop rotation are keys to successful mechanical weed control. Nelson will discuss the when and why of his sequence of field equipment passes, from seedbed prep to seeding, hoeing and tine weeding to cultivation. He’ll also share why he prefers the tine weeder over a rotary hoe, and how tine weeding and mechanical cultivation can complement each other for effective weed control. Hear from Nelson and other farmers and researchers at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference January 17-19 in Ames, IA.

Learn more about the conference here!