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Mechanical Weed Control Virtual Field Day (Episode 2): Preliminary tool set-up

September 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control (MMWC) Field Day is the nation’s largest event devoted to weeding tools. This year, due to Covidian circumstances, the field day will be virtual. MMWC Field Day organizer, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, and farmer-friend, Hans Bishop, will host a series of virtual mechanical weed control field days from Hans’ farm, PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL. Join to see and discuss new and old weed control equipment, set-up and use in both row crops and vegetables.

Episode 2: Preliminary tool set-up
Watch preliminary tool set-up in the shop – starting with a bare toolbar, see the measurements and progression of adding parallelogram units and tools to exactly match a crop spacing. Then watch all of the preliminary adjustments that can be made more accurately in the shop so that by the time you arrive at the field your machine only needs limited adjusting.

Tools and tractors:

  • Parallel units; side-knives; cut-away discs; torsion weeders; finger weeders; diamond-bar and belly-mount options; Modified Allis-G; Saukville; Super C; IH 274

Each virtual field day will take place at 10:30am – 11:15am (PT) and be streamed live on The Land Connection’s and Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Facebook pages.