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  • Seed Flaming Project

    • 5 months ago
    • 601 views
    NESARE Project on post-dispersal flaming weed seeds
  • Potting Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 413 views
    A similiar tool is sold by Lee Valley Tools as a short-handled San-Kaku Hoe ($34.50). It has a sharp rounded edge that can be used to scrape the soil to remove weeds and a point that allows the use...
  • Diamond Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,036 views
    The diamond hoe has a 7.5" x 1.75" head that contains two very sharp points. I have been cut handling the tool during trials. The handle is long and the blade is wide, so the diamond hoe, designed ...
  • The Garden Bandit

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,545 views
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    According to the manufacturer's website "the concept for the [garden weasel] was first proven effective by settlers over 120 years ago". The tool works like a a circle hoe ...
  • Tsukuru Trenching Tool

    • 1 year ago
    • 417 views
    Like many traditional Japanese garden tools, the Tsukuru trenching tool is designed with a curved edge so that blade cuts from the center to the outside. The design is meant to push soil onto nearb...
  • Trapezoid Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,493 views
    The Trapezoid hoe is can be described as a durable razor blade designed for precision weeding. The tool can be dragged through the soil like the collinear or half-moon hoes or brought down in a ch...
  • Loop Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,486 views
    The Loop hoe's thin steel loop is only 3″ wide. The tool is very light and is used in a near full-upright postion, like the collinear hoe. It's small size, like that of the Circle hoe, allows the g...
  • Lucko Wire Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 401 views
    The large end of the Lucko Wire Weeder is 2.5" wide while the end used for precision weeding is 1". The tool was made for production in winter high tunnels and is designed to kill seedling and whit...
  • Hooke N' Crooke

    • 1 year ago
    • 807 views
    Randy Holdredge, the inventor of the Hooke 'n Crooke, took a blacksmithing class and bought antique forging equipment in order to execute his idea for a weeding tool. The result was a tool that wor...
  • Hand Circlehoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 359 views
    This is the short-handled version of the tool invented by a master gardener in Oregon. There are two different sizes. One model has 2.5"(hand) diameter head and the other has a 2" diameter head (mi...
  • Wire Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 970 views
    While it may not look as dangerous as other tools, the wire weeder works in much the same was as the collinear hoe. Made to kill weeds while they are small, this tool pulls weeds to the surface wi...
  • Swoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 912 views
    The swoe is a very lightweight, many angled weeding tool. It is used in much the same was as the diamond hoe or stirrup hoe being able to cut weeds with a pushing or pulling motion. It is primarily...
  • Wheel Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 8,544 views
    The Glaser wheel hoe comes standard with an 8" oscillating stirrup hoe. Like other wheel hoes, it is much faster than other hand tools without wheels. The model from Johnny's has adjustable handles...
  • Stirrup Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 5,686 views
    The stirrup hoe, sometimes called a hula or scuffle hoe, is aptly named for the horse riding equipment that it resembles. It has an oscillating head that allows the user to weed in a drawing or a p...
  • San Kaku

    • 1 year ago
    • 578 views
    The word "san-kaku" means "triangle" in Japanese, therefore, it requires little imagination to fathom how the san-kaku hoe recieved its name. This isosceles trainagle-like tool digs trenches, digs ...
  • Steel Wheel Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 787 views
    The steel-wheeled hoes were very popular during the first half of this century, and they are being produced once again. This Hoss steel-wheel hoe is a replica of the Planet Jr. No. 17 hoe from the ...
  • Square & Pointed Garden Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 999 views
    The square and pointed garden weeders are very simple and may be the shortest handled tools you can find. The utilitarian design has made it a favorite among commmercial onion and carrots producers...
  • Nejiri Family

    • 1 year ago
    • 574 views
    The nejiri scraper, called the hand hoe in the Johnny's catalog, resembles the farm tools used by samurai of japan both as tools and as weapons. The sharp edge is designed to scrape the soil surfac...
  • Ideal Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 957 views
    The Ideal weeder is a proprietary name for the "hot-bed weeder". All the edges of this tool's 0.75" wide blade have been sharpened. The longest part of the blade can be used for weeding large areas...
  • HoMi Digger

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,428 views
    This short-handled version of the millenia old Korean hand plow does not have a sharp edge. It does, however, contain a point conducive to precision weeding. It can be drawn towards the user, scrap...
  • Hori-Hori

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,342 views
    The word "hori" in Japanese means "to dig". "Hori-Hori", however, is the onomatopoeia in japanese for the sound of digging. The hori-hori is a knife-like versatile trowel. Often used for planting, ...
  • Hand Wire Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,030 views
    There is no sharp edge on this tool so that mistakes result in less damage to crops. The 4" head was designed by author and farmer Elliot Coleman, and is meant to kill weeds while they are still se...
  • Three--Tine Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 167 views
    The three-tine hoe kills weeds by lossening the soil and pulling them out by their roots. The head is 3 1/2" inches wide on this Lee Valley model. The tool may be useful in other parts of the garde...
  • Half Moon Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,214 views
    Similar to other weeding tools like the trapezoid hoe or collinear hoe, the half moon hoe is not meant to dig deep into the soil. The half-moon hoe is meant to cut weeds from their roots near the s...
  • The Original Garden Weasel

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,144 views
    The Garden Weasel was discovered in 1974 in Germany while it was being demonstrated by its inventor, Gerhardt Guetschow. The Garden Weasel is pushed forward and back to cultivate the soil. The cent...
  • Flat Scrapers

    • 1 year ago
    • 146 views
    This traditional gardening tool from Japan has a 5" or 3" wide blade that scrapes and chops weeds. The blade of these tools may appear straight but they are slightly curved so that they cut from th...
  • Double Wheel Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 25,692 views
    The diamond hoe has a 7.5" x 1.75" head that contains two very sharp points. I have been cut handling the tool during trials. The handle is long and the blade is wide, so the diamond hoe, designed ...
  • Collinear Hoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,603 views
    The collinear hoe is designed by author and farmer Eliot Coleman. This hoe is meant for shallow cultivation, severing weeds from their roots. As a draw hoe it is meant to be used as the worker sta...
  • Curved Weeding Sickle

    • 1 year ago
    • 884 views
    The curved weeding sickle is equipped with a 4", highly serrated blade. The blade is very sharp and the point is very fine. The point offers precision weeding while the blade covers larger areas wh...
  • Cobrahead Cultivator

    • 1 year ago
    • 538 views
    After designing the tool, Noel Valdés started selling the cobrahead weeder in 2002. It can be turned sideways to cultivate wide areas like a wire weeder or it's narrow point can be used to uproot r...
  • Clawdia

    • 1 year ago
    • 97 views
    It may seem less than serindipitious, but the inventor of the Clawdia was also named Claudia. Claudia Lynn, who suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome, invented the tool so that she could extend her f...
  • Circlehoe

    • 1 year ago
    • 130 views
    The circle hoe was invented by an Oregon master gardener in the late nineties. The head of the circle hoe is sharpened only at the base, so that nearby crop plants are not damaged by the dull sides...
  • Angle Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 267 views
    The serrated blade of of the angle weeder is meant to grab and extract the roots of weeds when the tool is pulled shallowly through the soil. It is not sharp and will not cut large or mediums sized...
  • Kana Scraper

    • 1 year ago
    • 354 views
    The kana scraper closely resembles the nejiri scraper. The only difference between the tools is the curved edge of the Kana scraper's 4.25" blade. The tool is used to scrape the soil surface in ord...
  • Radius Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 707 views
    Ergonomics is at the center of all the tools made by Radius. The Radius weeder, may be ergonomic, but its practical application to weeding is limited to the removal of tap-rooted plants. It not a t...
  • Spring-Tine Cultivator / Magic Weeder

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,278 views
    The three-tine weeders are not meant to tackle larger weeds. Getting to weeds when they are small is imperative if you decide to invest in this tool. The tool kills weed by pulling them to the soil...
  • UMaine new research: Weed Control in Organic Cereals

    • 3 years ago
    • 29,341 views
    Lauren Kolb, University of Maine Ph.D. student, discusses weed management in organic cereals.
  • hilling peas

    • 5 years ago
    • 13,984 views
  • WM Prologue: Weedmaster... Why?

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,271 views
    Weed ecologist Eric Gallandt describes the gap in available physical weed control tools for small scale organic farmers - and why a Finnish invention called the Weedmaster caught his attention.
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