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91. Anon.. 1989 Sept.. New machine 'prevents' weeds.. New Farm, p. 33, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA.
A retired farmer has invented a device that attaches to the back of combines and harvests weed seeds that would otherwise be dropped in the field. Material coming off the chaffer is fed into the harvester's chute. A drag chain carries it over a vibrating screen, which separates weed seeds from straw. An auger moves the seed to a bin. Field tests have shown the device to be most effective with light seeds such as wild oats and kochia. The weed seed can potentially be used as a supplemental livestock feed. Contact Art Fossum, 1034 N. 15th St., Fargo, ND 58102.

8568. Anon.. n.d.. Spring-tine cultivator for conventional and organic farming methods.. promotional brochure, T. Hatzenbichler & Sons, Austria.
The spring-tine harrow is an implement used in Europe for mechanical weed control in field crops such as wheat. Recent preliminary field tests in Wisconsin found control to range from 40-90%. A similar implement may be available from Lindsay Bros. in Des Moines, IA. It reportedly does not perform well with much surface residue.

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