Uses for Organic Weed Control...
Choosing to farm without herbicides gives the modern organic grower many weed control problems. Using heat to kill unwanted vegetation enables the grower to keep on top of weed pressure, reduce yield losses and save considerable hand weeding costs.
Slow growing vegetable crops such as carrots and parsnips suffer greatly from weed competition sometimes requiring hundreds of man weeding hours per hectare.
Stale seed bed management - encouraging weeds to grow then burn them before sowing the crop, and pre-emergence weed control - sowing crop but burning weeds before the crop emerges, can reduce overall weeding costs by up to 75%.
Post emergence burning works very well in crops with energy stored in tubers or bulbs such as potatoes and onions. Organic potato growers use burners for dessiccation and blight control, giving them the power to take out infected areas before it spreads to the rest of the crop.
All burner applications on this site are approved to be used on organic systems and we work with many of the organic certification bodies and the HDRA.
For more information contact the team at Thermoweed.