Commercializing State-of-the-Art Thermal Aquatic Technology for Orchard Weed, Fungi, and Insect Control

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $5,670.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $39,258.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Fruits: general small fruits


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Timothy Smith, will test the effectiveness of a thermal aquatic machine to control weeds, fungi and a number of insects in orchards. This work represents the grower portion of a larger research and application project testing the device on other agricultural crops.

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