We are wrapping up the final reports for our NE SARE-funded project that supported our on-farm trials of the Weed Master. In addition to inspiring this blog, we used this project as a test case for using video to capture the on-farm trials and experiences of participating growers and our research group. Tavi Merrill, who recently graduated from the University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture undergraduate program, has done a fine job of directing and editing these videos.
We are continuing our field research on hand tools and scale-appropriate weeding tools for the small farm. Ben Costanzi is a new M.S. student who will focus on this topic for his thesis work.
You can view the most recent videos below, or go to our YouTube Channel:
Prologue to the Weed Master Project
Weed Master Field Trial: Fisher Farm
Weed Master Field Trial: Fail Better Farm