Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2010: $174,603.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2013
Region: North Central
State: South Dakota
Project Coordinator:
Air-Propelled Abrasive Grit Management (PAGMan) is being developed for selective, postemergence, in-row weed control in corn, soybean, and other crops that are grown in widely-spaced rows. PAGMan allows organic growers to control small weeds in row crops without seriously affecting the crop. It lessens the dependence on soil cultivation for in-row weed control. Weeds between the crop rows can be managed by other methods, such as inter-row cultivation, flaming, or mowing.
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Development and Demonstration of a New Method of Physical Weed Control"
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