Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event is hosted by Dan Brainard, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, and Marisa Benzle of Michigan State University Department of Horticulture.
The field-day will begin with time to inspect many types of weeding machines and cultivating tractors and talk to fellow growers. Jean-Paul Courtens will speak about getting the most out of your tools and the principles of effective mechanical weed control. After lunch together, farmers and researchers who have been using tools to control weeds in the row will talk and demonstrate in-row tools in the field. Later, watch manufacturer's demonstrate their weeding tools and cultivating tractors on lettuce and young beets.
The fee for the field day is $15. Register before September 15th to get lunch.
Many brands of finger-weeders, torsion weeders, flex-tine harrows will be on display and demonstrated, as well as many other cultivation tools. This is a unique opportunity for farmers to learn from each other, hear from a master-farmer, inspect many weeding tools for themselves, and see and compare almost all of the cultivating tractors made today.
3291 College Rd
Holt, Michigan 48842
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