Kōrero: Market gardens and production nurseries

Mechanical weeding (1 o 2)

Mechanical weeding

The scarifying rake attached to this tractor is used to help with weed control of this broccoli crop on the Kapiti Coast. As the rake is pulled across the soil, it damages or destroys young weed seedlings and helps to aerate the soil.

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Ivor Earp-Jones
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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Market gardens and production nurseries - Other outdoor crops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20010/mechanical-weeding (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008