How To Tine Weed Your Organic Crops
Whether you have used a Tine Weeder for decades or this is your first year, there is always something new to learn in organic farming! Welcome to one of the most important pieces of any soil health management strategy on an organic farm.
Tine Weeding is a very effective form of mechanical weed control. A tine weeder, used correctly, can destroy 70% of weeds. Shooting for 100% weed control is simply unrealistic. The goal of a tine weeder is to attack the weeds before they start growing, giving the crop an opportunity for a head start. Some weeds are actually good, because of their higher density and variety of wild herbs that helps with the stability of the soil.
Knowing how to properly use your tine weeder gives you a higher ROI on your crop, so let’s get in to the weeds!…..(I can’t resist a bad pun)