Jul 14, 2022
Midwest weed control day showcases tech

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is returning to Benton Harbor, Michigan, in September.

The Sept. 14 event is at the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor.

The day will be filled with activities, including:

  • In-field demonstrations of cultivation tools for vegetables and row crops;
  • Demonstrations of implements on both four- and two-wheel tractors;
  • Expo featuring industry-leading cultivation companies and cutting-edge tools; and
  • Conversations with international cultivation experts.

Row crop demonstrations will include the Treffler Harrow, Einbock Harrow, and several camera-guided cultivators with finger weeders. Vegetable demonstrations include a Tilmore Tractor and basket weeder, parallel-unit cultivator and other tools, Steketee parallel units of side-knives and finger weeders mounted on the Franken-G, Treffler harrow, a variety of KULT-Kress belly-mounted and rear-mounted steerable tools, and a mechanical transplanter with a planting machine and plastic layer.

For more information and to register, visit the Land Connection’s website. The website also features videos from past Mechanical Weed Control Field Days.


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