Published Mar 20, 2020

Mechanical Weed Control and Weed Ecology – Sam Hitchcock Tilton

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Sam highlights new and emerging machines on the market, as well as best-use strategies for your current equipment and options to tune up your cultivator – all in the context of how cultivation progresses. He also talks about weed ecology and how to set the stage for successful weed management.

Sam is a horticulture instructor at Lakeshore Technical College near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He has a background in vegetable farming and a master’s degree from Michigan State University with a focus on precision weeding tools. Sam has designed weeding machines for KULT-Kress and visited farms throughout Europe and the U.S., and he organizes the Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day.

From our 2020 annual conference Reclaiming Resilience.