Many vegetables are very sensitive for weed competition. Therefor the field needs to stay nearly weed-free until harvest time. This also avoids complications with machine harvesting, or weed-residues in the harvest. Common weeds are gallant soldier, goosefoot and amaranth, which are all forming many seeds. Other common weeds in vegetables are chickweed, millet- and speedwell- species as well as groundsel, which is not covered by the standard herbicides.
Find out more about the mechanical weeding solutions from our EC-Weeder-range, or about our automatic hoeing manchine IC-Weeder.
That’s how your EC-Weeder for lettuce could look like. It is a 3 bed machine, which covers 4 rows with a row distance of 38 cm in one bed. It is equipped with three IC-Light camera steering systems, which allow precise steering within every bed. The Basic-Elements are mounted on a square tube and they are set up with an A-blade to remove weeds inter-row. Between the beds, in the tracks, spring-tines with duckfoots loosen up the soil.
Find out more about all your options to customize your EC-Weeder for your needs.