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    Wheel hoe

    Wheel hoe

    Easy to build, inexpensive wheel hoe made from old bike parts.

    Solarization

    Solarization

    Solarization utilizes energy from the sun to kill weeds and grasses. Simply laying a sheet of clear plastic or a large piece of glass will eliminate weeds. This technique depends on strong sunlight, and works best under dry conditions. Sliding glass doors work well. We have experimented with black plastic and clear plastic.

    Muscle-powered rotary weed whacker

    Muscle-powered rotary weed whacker

    A rotary weed whacker using a linear-to-rotary power mechanism, as used in salad spinners and toy cars. I'm not a farmer but this seems like something which readers here could develop quickly; thanks for having me. I assembled this tool with an actual salad spinner mechanism, which does not provide enough rpm; but a higher-geared mechanism with a flywheel design might, I suspect, work. A few more details are at my reel mower blog, https://reelmowerrally.wordpress.com/ Thanks again.

    Biketractor

    Biketractor

    Bike tractor used for weeding, planting, harvesting, hoeiing, marking rows,..

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    A modified berry picking design where the user lays in a prone position hovering over a row crop and weeding or harvesting. The wheels sit in the pathways as the user moves through the row. The cultivator blade removes weeds from pathways.

    Finger Weeder

    Finger Weeder

    Finger weeders are a cultivation tool which use ground driven, rubber, star shaped discs to disturb the soil very close to the cultivated crop. Their main advantage is their ability to reach in row weeds. They do not damage the cultivated crop because of the soft rubber which they are made of. They are best for transplanted or well-established crops because they can damage smaller crops.