Flame Weed Control in Cut Flower Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1993: $1,350.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1993
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $750.00
Region: Northeast
State: Rhode Island
Project Leader:
Paul Pieri
Maurolou Farm


  • Additional Plants: flowers


  • Pest Management: flame

    Proposal summary:

    Design and construct a "hand cart type" flame weeding tool suitable for farm trials and small scale use of propane flame to control weeds. This project will then trial its use on a variety of field grown cut flowers planted in both beds and rows.

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