Story: Market gardens and production nurseries

Mechanical weeding (1st of 2)

Mechanical weeding

The scarifying rake attached to this tractor is used to help with weed control of this broccoli crop on the Kāpiti Coast. The rake damages or destroys weed seedlings and helps to aerate the soil.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Other outdoor crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008