Vegetable Farmers and their Weed-Control Machines [DVD]. V. Grubinger and M.J. Else. 1996. University of Vermont Extension. Available for purchase at http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/Videos/weedvideo.htm (verified 31 Dec 2008).
This is a Vegetable Farmers and their Weed Control Machines video clip.
Watch the video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KKigdyJPug
Tim Taylor, Crossroad Farm. Fairlee, VT.
The other primary cultivation tool I use is a slightly modern version of two inch shovels. We call these the batwings and they’re for single row cultivation although I have seen them used in other applications in two and three and four row cultivation. What they consist of is a series of old car bumpers that have been fashioned into these batwings for throwing dirt. Some of the things I really like about it are that if I have some very mature weeds and have come in quite late it cuts under them and cuts them quite effectively and rips them up. It’s quite effective where I do have some witch grass because again it rips it up.
This video project was funded in part by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (USDA).