Weed Control Tillage

Cultivating Blades

The old saying, "There are as many opinions on a subject as there are people thinking about it," holds fairly true for weed cultivators.

The "spring" in the spring tooth protects the tool when it hits a hard object.

There seein to be as many different kinds as there have been farmers who like to tinker, Some blades are shovel-shaped, some spear-shaped, some almost identical to the teeth of a spring-tooth harrow, some little more than narrow steel bars. All have some kind of spring or give to them. Spring-trip shovels will snap back out of the ground if they hit a root or rock

The U'ihomi one-row Vibrating "S" Tine Cultivator with an optional one-row shield. The vibrating characteristic allows the share to vibrate strongly sideways to churn the soil. It provides proper tine spacing with lateral tine spacing adjustment for 20- to 40-inch row spacing. U'ikumi Mitf. Co.

The U'ihomi one-row Vibrating "S" Tine Cultivator with an optional one-row shield. The vibrating characteristic allows the share to vibrate strongly sideways to churn the soil. It provides proper tine spacing with lateral tine spacing adjustment for 20- to 40-inch row spacing. U'ikumi Mitf. Co.

that will not budge. The very narrow spring-tine cultivators, often called Danish tooth blades, vibrate and wiggle through the soil and seldom collect plant residue.

The rotary hoe is a special tool, consisting of several rows of pointed steel wheels, each about 10 inches in diameter. When pulled at a fairly rapid tractor speed, these wheels will dig out very smalt, germinating weed seeds without harming sprouted crop seeds if the latter are no more than an inch or two tall. The rotary hoe has become obsolete on farms where the use of herbicides predominates, but it is still an important tool on other farms, since the most important weed control is that obtained between the time a crop is planted and the time it is tall enough to cultivate with a regular shovel or tine weeder.

Rotary tillers convert to effective between-the-row cultivation, especially those with a faster gear than the one normally used for deep tilling. It should be set so it does not dig too deeply when cultivating weeds.

The fMCO one-row cultivator with reversible, heat-treated shovels. Heavy-duty spring tines and row shield at e also available. InricpciKk-Mt Mfg. Co.

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