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Weed Ecology and Management

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Hand Tools For Weeding - Wheel Hoes

It should come as no surprise that wheel hoes are the fastest hand tools available. All of the tools involved in our studies have multiple attachments including seeders, hillers, sweeps and oscillating stirrup hoes. While fewer weeds are killed than if you used short- or long-handled tool, the time saved weeding can be used to address other tasks or to cultivate a second time to maximize weed mortality. These tools are relatively expensive, so be sure you have the acreage to justify the purchase.

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Image Description: The Double Wheel Hoe. A weeding tool with two wheels attached to two metal stirrups and a long wooden handle

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Weed Ecology and Management
205 Roger Clapp Greenhouse
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207.581.2933 | Fax: 207.581.2999E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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