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10 tips for optimal weeding

10 tips for optimal weeding

10 tips for optimal weeding

30.01.2022

When it comes to mechanical weed control, know-how and a sure instinct are decisive. We have summarised exactly what is important when weeding in 10 facts.

 

  1. Weeding begins immediately after sowing
  2. Each pass with the tined weeder weakens the soil structure and encourages weed seeds to germinate – therefore, before each pass with the weeder, careful consideration is needed to decide whether it is necessary.
  3. Sowing should be timed with a view to blind weeding and the appropriate weather conditions.
  4. Adjust the working depth of the tined weeder based on the seed placement depth and the size of the seedlings so that they are not damaged (step off and check several times)
  5. Working speed has a big influence on intensity – adjust this based on the conditions, crop and weed pressure.
  6. Pay close attention to the appropriate timing (soil, weather, crop growth stage, weed size) – always check if the soil is safe to drive over
  7. Set the tines on grip – this ensures optimum weed control and coverage (the tine section must be set parallel to the ground during travel)
  8. The weeding effectiveness and intensity is determined via the speed, tine setting and tine pressure
  9. Use a "weeding diary" to record as you work (usage, speed, depth, setting, etc.)
  10. Trying and failing is better than studying – success through experience

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