In organic farming, pesticides and herbicides are not allowed, therefore other methods must be used. This tractor mounted flamethrower is a novel and effective way to kill weeds to the root.
Organic farmers are returning to an ancient tool in the fight against weeds – fire. Called ‘flame weeding’ the process involves installing a pretty hardcore row of flamethrowers onto the front of a tractor and slowly driving through fields of crops blasting the weeds in between the rows of crops. Flame Engineering, Inc. specializes in developing and selling flame weeding equipment and says the technique is really scientific. The company’s website explains that the technique is not about blasting the weeds to kingdom come but rather about focusing on destroying cell structure. "Flame weeding is what we like to […]