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Mechanical Weed Control Virtual Field Day (Episode 1): Camera-guided cultivator

September 11, 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 1: Camera-guided cultivator (yes, drone flying fun)
Watch the set-up of a camera-guided cultivator with finger weeders in corn and beans. See which field conditions need to be entered into the computer for a camera-guided cultivator as well as how the tools are calibrated for field conditions and run in crops. We will also look at conventional front-mount cultivation.

Tools and tractors:

  • Camera-guided cultivator with shovels and finger weeders; 12-row front mounted cultivator; IH 806

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.

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